Love's owners among six Oklahomans added to Forbes richest Americans list

The owners of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores are among six Oklahomans in the latest Forbes ranking of America's richest 400.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 20, 2012
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Six Oklahomans are on the latest Forbes ranking of America's richest 400, including an inaugural appearance by the owners of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores.

The magazine estimated Tom and Judy Love's wealth at $3.5 billion, placing them No. 113 on the list.

Other Oklahomans making repeat appearances included Tulsa banker and energy magnate George Kaiser, who was ranked No. 33 with an estimated net worth of $10 billion. Close behind at No. 35 was Oklahoma City energy CEO Harold Hamm with an estimated net worth of $9.7 billion. Forbes ranked Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green at No. 79 with an estimated worth of $4.5 billion. Tulsa's Lynn Schusterman, widow of Samson Resources founder Charles Schusterman, also was ranked No. 113 with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion.

Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens, who now lives in Texas, was ranked No. 360 with an estimated worth of $1.2 billion.

Oklahomans who fell off the list included Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., and Joseph Craft, CEO of Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners.

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


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