23 North Texans on Forbes List of Richest People in America

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 3:04 PM CDT
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23 North Texans on Forbes Richest List

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This picture is worth $5 billion according to Forbes. Owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones (R) and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban both made the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list in 2012.

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway, again took second with $46 billion, while Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison remains third with $41 billion. Brothers Charles and David Koch, co-owners of Koch Industries Inc., tied for fourth with $31 billion.

23 North Texans made the 2012 list -- including Walmart heiress Alice Walton, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, H. Ross Perot and his son, Fort Worth's Bass brothers and T. Boone Pickens.

Here's the complete list of Dallas-Fort Worth billionaires:

Forbes Richest People in America 2012

Rank Name Net Worth Residence Source of Wealth
8. Alice Walton 26.3 B Fort Worth Walmart
41. Andrew Beal $8.4 B Dallas Banks, Real Estate
49. Harold Simmons $7.1 B Dallas Investments
63. Ray Lee Hunt $5.2 B Dallas Oil, Real Estate
69. Robert Rowling $4.9 B Dallas Investments
79. Trevor Rees-Jones $4.5 B Dallas Oil & Gas
113. Henry Ross Perot, Sr. $3.5 B Dallas Computer Services, Real Estate
151. Robert Bass $2.7 B Fort Worth Oil, Investments
151. Jerry Jones $2.7 B Dallas Dallas Cowboys
170. David Bonderman $2.6 B Fort Worth Leveraged Buyouts
179. Timothy Headington $2.5 B Dallas Oil & Gas, Investments
206. Mark Cuban $2.3 B Dallas Online Media
206. Richard Rainwater $2.3 B Fort Worth Real Estate, Energy, Insurance
206. Kelcy Warren $2.3 B Dallas Pipelines
239. Edward Bass $2 B Fort Worth Oil, Investments
239. Lee Bass $2 B Fort Worth Oil, Investments
271. Sid Bass $1.8 B Fort Worth Oil, Investments
284. Gerald J. Ford $1.75 B Dallas Banking
311. Ray Davis $1.5 B Dallas Pipelines
328. Henry Ross Perot, Jr. $1.4 B Dallas Computer Services
360. T. Boone Pickens $1.2 B Dallas Oil & Gas, Investments
360. Kenny Troutt $1.2 B Dallas Telecommunications
360. Todd Wagner $1.2 B Dallas Online Media

Forbes says the rich mainly got richer in 2012, with net worth rising for 241 members of its list and shrinking for only 66. Rising stock prices, a rebound in real estate values and rare art prices helped.

Facebook's lackluster IPO dropped Mark Zuckerberg from No. 14 on the list to No. 36.

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