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10 Houston billionaires bank spots on Forbes’ 2020 list of richest Americans

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

HOUSTON – Ten Houstonians have made Forbes' list of the richest people in America this year.

According to Forbes, these ten people are worth about $44.3 billion.

The richest of the Houston moguls, according to the list, is Richard Kinder, who came in at No. 103 on the list of 400 people. The 75-year-old chairman of Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure firms in the U.S., and leader of the Kinder Foundation, has an estimated net worth of $6.2 billion.

John Arnold, an energy trader, is the lowest-ranked Houstonian on the list at No. 249. The 46-year-old has an estimated net worth of $3.3 billion.

Restaurant and casino mogul Tilman Fertitta is tied with Dan Friedkin for the 181st spot.

Four Houstonians are tied for the 139th spot.

Here are all the Houstonians who made the Forbes list and their estimated net worth:

  • 249, John Arnold: $3.3 billion
  • 222, Jeffery Hildebrand: $3.6 billion
  • 197, Janice McNair: $3.9 billion
  • 181, Dan Friedkin: $4.1 billion
  • 181, Tilman Fertitta: $4.1 billion
  • 139, Randa Duncan Williams, $4.8 billion
  • 139, Milane Frantz: $4.8 billion
  • 139, Scott Duncan: $4.8 billion
  • 139, Dannine Avara: $4.8 billion
  • 103, Richard Kinder: $6.2 billion

You can view the entire list here.


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