Five Minnesotans still earn spot on Forbes list of billionaires


A record 1,426 people from around the globe made Forbes magazine's latest annual tally of billionaires, Reuters reports. That's 210 more members than the previous ranking of the exclusive 10-figure club. The United States once again led the list with 442 billionaires.

The world's wealthiest people, who have a total net worth of $5.4 trillion, include five Minnesotans, Fox 9 notes.

No. 316 (tie): Barbara Carlson Gage has a net worth of $4.1 billion – Carlson Inc.

No. 316 (tie): Marilyn Carlson Nelson has a net worth of $4.1 billion – Carlson Inc.

No. 395: Whitney MacMillan has a net worth of $3.4 billion – Cargill Inc.

No. 704: Stanley Hubbard has a net worth of $2.1 billion – DirecTV

No. 882: Glen Taylor has a net worth of $1.7 billion – Taylor Corp. / Timberwolves/Lynx majority owner

The same five Minnesotans were among Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans last September.

Best Buy founder Richard Schulze also made the most recent list with a net worth of $1.45 billion, but he now lives in Florida. He withdrew his efforts to take the company he founded private last month.

Carlos Slim, a telecommunications mogul from Mexico, remained the richest person with a fortune of $73 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates held on to the No. 2 spot with a net worth of $67 billion.

Warren Buffett dropped to No. 4 on the list after more than a decade in the top 3.

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The six familiar Minnesota names who made the list in 2010 remained on the list last year. More than 1,200 billionaires from around the world made the 2011 list. The heirs of Cargill, Inc. and Carlson have the highest rankings among the Minnesotans.