Five Minnesotans, led by hotel and restaurant magnates Barbara Carlson Gage and Marilyn Carlson Nelson, held their spots on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans.
MINNESOTANS ON FORBES 400
118. Barbara Carlson Nelson ($3.9 billion, Carlson Inc.)
118. Marilyn Carlson Nelson ($3.9 billion, Carlson Inc.)
122. Whitney MacMillan ($3.8 billion, Cargill)
252. Stanley Hubbard ($2.2 billion, DirecTV, Hubbard Broadcasting)
327. Glen Taylor ($1.7 billion, Taylor Corp. printing, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1. Bill Gates ($72 billion, Microsoft)
2. Warren Buffett ($58.5 billion, Berkshire Hathaway)
3. Larry Ellison ($41 billion, Oracle)
4. Charles Koch ($36 billion, Diversified)
4. David Koch ($36 billion, Diversified)
6. Christy Walton and Family ($35.4 billion, Wal-Mart)
7. Jim Walton ($33.8 billion, Wal-Mart)
8. Alice Walton ($33.5 billion, Wal-Mart)
9. S. Robson Walton ($33.3 billion, Wal-Mart)
10. Michael Bloomberg ($31 billion, Bloomberg LP)
All 10 retained their positions since the 2012 list, and all reported gains with the exception of Larry Ellison.
Warren Buffett was the biggest dollar gainer this year, up $12.5 billion from last year. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook was the second biggest gainer at $9.6 billion. He returns to the Top 20 at 20th with $19 billion after being down $8.1 billion last year.
-Bill Gates is the richest American for the 20th year in a row.
-Biggest percentage gainer was Workday's David Duffield whose fortune more than tripled to $6.4 billion.
-20 newcomers were added to the list, including online sports merchandise retailer Michael Rubin of Fanatics.
-30 people on the list have less money than they did a year ago.
-28 dropped out of the ranks
-6 earners died, including surround sound pioneer Ray Dolby.