Five Oklahomans make Forbes' global billionaires list

Topping the Oklahomans in Forbes magazine’s annual list of global billionaires released Monday was Harold Hamm, founder of Continental Resources Inc. He came in at No. 68, with an estimated net worth of $14.6 billion.
by Paul Monies Published: March 4, 2014
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Five Oklahomans, most with ties to the energy industry, made Forbes magazine’s annual list of global billionaires Monday.

Topping the list of Oklahomans was Harold Hamm, founder of Continental Resources Inc. He came in at No. 68, with an estimated net worth of $14.6 billion.

George Kaiser, who has business interests ranging from oil and gas to banking, has a net worth of $10 billion and came in at No. 122, according to the magazine’s rankings. He was followed by David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Green had an estimated net worth of $5 billion and came in at No. 281.

Lynn Schusterman, of Tulsa, came in at No. 328. Schusterman, the widow of Samson Resources Corp. founder Charles Schusterman, had a net worth of $4.5 billion. Rounding out the Oklahomans on the list were Tom and Judy Love of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. They had an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion, the magazine said.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates returned to the top spot on the Forbes ranking, with an estimated fortune of $76 billion. He was followed by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $72 billion.

Surprises on the list

Forbes said a record number of women, 172, made the magazine's 28th annual list of billionaires. Walmart heir Christy Walton, with an estimated fortune of $36.7 billion, is the world's richest woman. She came in at No. 9 on the list.


by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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