These wealthy Houstonians were named to Forbes’ list of the richest people in the world

Janice McNair, Richard Kinder, and Tilman Fertitta (Courtesy of Forbes)

HOUSTONForbes released a list of the world’s richest people around the globe and a few Houstonians made the cut.

Among the wealthiest, local billionaires are Tilman Fertitta and Richard Kinder.

Forbes said the list was a drastic change compared to 2019, as 51% of billionaires lost value this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Get to know these five Houstonians who made the cut this year on Forbes’ Richest in 2020:

Richard Kinder

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Rank: 315

Wealth: $5.2 billion

Richard Kinder is a self-made billionaire who was CEO of Kinder/Morgan until 2015. His foundation, the Kinder Foundation, funds greenspace, education and quality-of-life initiatives in Houston.

Richard Kinder (Courtesy of Forbes)

Tilman Fertitta

Landry’s Inc., Houston Rockets

Rank: 414

Wealth: $4.2 billion

Tilman Fertitta owns the Houston Rockets, Landry’s Restaurants (including Saltgrass Steakhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp), and Golden Nugget Casinos. He also released his book “Shut Up and Listen!" which detailed his experiences in the dining industry.

Tilman Fertitta (Courtesy of Forbes)

Janice McNair

Houston Texans

Rank: 451

Wealth: $4.0 billion

Janice McNair is the widow of Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, inheriting 80% of the team. She has given over $480 million for philanthropic work.

Janice McNair (Courtesy of Forbes)

Dannine Avara

Enterprise Products

Rank: 514

Wealth: $3.6 billion

Dannine Avara and siblings Scott Duncan, Milane Frantz and Randa Duncan Williams inherited Enterprise Products, a natural gas and crude pipeline company after their father, Dan Duncan passed away.

Dannine Avara (Courtesy of Forbes)

John Arnold

Centaurus Advisors

Rank: 590

Wealth: $3.3 billion

John Arnold, a highly successful energy trader at 38 years old, earned $750 million after Enron, the company he worked for had gone bankrupt. He invested in solar farms and deepwater oil farms at the Gulf of Mexico.

John Arnold (Courtesy of Forbes)

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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 3, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.