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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.



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