32 Other Texans Besides Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban Land Spots on Forbes' Richest Americans List

Texas' rich got richer in the last year.In Forbes' 2017 ranking of richest Americans, 34 Texans claimed spots among the wealthiest in the U.S. That includes 18 from Dallas-Fort Worth, 11 from the Houston area, 4 from Austin and one from temple.Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, 68, of Fort Worth remains the richest Texan with a net worth of $38.2 billion. Her fortune grew by $2.8 billion, placing her 13th nationally.Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the ranking for the 24th year, with a net worth of $89 billion. Rounding out the top five were Amazon's Jeff Bezos ($81.5 billion), Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett ($78 billion), Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg ($71 billion) and Oracle's Larry Ellison ($59 billion).The magazine elected to put President Donald Trump on its cover. The real estate magnet-turned-politician saw his net worth drop $600 million, tumbling him to No. 248 on the list at $3.1 billion. A weakening of New York City's office real estate market was the culprit.Other Texans in the national ranking are: 19: Michael Dell, 52, of Austin, founder of Dell Inc. -- $23.2 billion45: Dallas banker Andrew Beal, 64 -- $10.9 billion74: Houston pipeline king Richard Kinder, 72 -- $6.7 billion95: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, 75 -- $5.6 billion97: Dannine Avara, 53, of Houston -- $5.5 billion (Avara is tied with her three siblings, who collectively inherited Enterprise Products Partners, the energy pipeline giant founded by their late father, Dan Duncan.)97: Scott Duncan, 34, of Houston -- $5.5 billion97: Milane Frantz, 48, of Houston -- $5.5 billion97: Randa Williams, 56, of Houston -- $5.5 billion108: Omni Hotels owner Robert Rowling, 64, of Dallas -- $5.2 billion122: Robert Bass, 69, of Fort Worth -- $4.9 billion122: Ray Hunt, 74, of Dallas -- $4.9 billion132: Trevor Rees-Jones, 66, of Dallas -- $4.8 billion161: Kelcy Warren, 61, of Dallas -- $4.2 billion167: H. Ross Perot Sr., 87, of Dallas -- $4.1 billion186: Houston Texans owner Robert McNair, 80, of Houston -- $3.8 billion200: Dan Friedkin, 52, of Houston -- $3.7 billion206: Jeffery Hildebrand, 58, of Houston -- $3.6 billion212: Landry's restaurant chain owner Tilman Fertitta, 60, of Houston -- $3.5 billion219: Sid Bass, 75, of Fort Worth -- $3.4 billion226: John Arnold, 43, of Houston -- $3.3 billion226: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, 59, of Dallas -- $3.3 billion226: Private equity czar Robert Smith, 54, of Austin -- $3.3 billion248: John Paul DeJoria, 73, of Austin -- $3.1 billion278: Gerald Ford, 73, of Dallas -- $2.9 billion288: Ray Davis, 75, of Dallas -- $2.8 billion315: Lee Bass, 61, of Fort Worth -- $2.6 billion315: TPG private equity firm co-founder David Bonderman, 74, of Fort Worth -- $2.6 billion324: Edward Bass, 72, of Fort Worth -- $2.5 billion324: Tito's vodka founder Bert Beveridge, 55, of Austin -- $2.5 billion324: George Bishop, 80, of The Woodlands -- $2.5 billion374: W. Herbert Hunt, 88, of Dallas -- $2.1 billion374: Drayton McLane Jr., 81, of Temple -- $2.1 billion374: H. Ross Perot Jr., 58, of Dallas -- $2.1 billion  Continue reading...

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