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Top earning retailers make Forbes' billionaire list

by Jennifer Palmer Published: March 4, 2013

Forbes today released its annual ranking of the world’s richest people, and some notable retailers made the list. Oklahoma’s own David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby, is #276 with an estimated  net worth of $4.5 billion. Love’s founders Tom and Judy Love came in at #384 with $3.5 billion.

The biggest gainer on the list is Amancio Ortega, of Zara, a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer, who moved up two spots to #3 with $57 billion.

Other retailers include Bernard Arnault, of LVMH, which owns the Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy brands (#10), Wal-mart’s Christy Walton (#11), Stefan Persson of H&M (#12), Wal-mart’s Jim Walton (#14), Wal-mart’s Alice Walton (#16) and Wal-Mart’s S. Robson Walton (#17.)

For more on Oklahoma’s energy billionaires, check out what our Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth wrote earlier today.


by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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