HOUSTON – Despite a tough 2020, many billionaires, pushed to the limit to remain on Forbes’ prestigious list.
Seventeen of those billionaires listed in Forbes’ 2021 Richest People in the World are from Houston and includes Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, Astros owner Jim Crane and Toyota Dealerships CEO Dan Friedkin.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk raked in more than $150 billion in the past year, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates remained in the top five for their commitment during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Forbes.
See which Houstonians ranked in Forbes’ 2021 Richest People in the World:
Founder & CEO, Kinder Morgan
Net worth: $7 billion