Meet San Antonio's Billionaires
4 very rich San Antonians land on Forbes' list of world's billionaires
Who's the richest of them all? Forbes has released its 2016 list of the world's billionaires, featuring 1,810 individuals who have a combined net worth of $6.48 trillion. Among the 540 American billionaires are four very wealthy San Antonians.
Christopher Goldsbury is the richest in San Antonio, ranking No. 1,198 with a net worth of $1.5 billion. Goldsbury rose to fame with Pace Foods, the company behind Pace Picante Sauce, before selling it in the early 1990s. As founder and CEO of Silver Ventures, Goldsbury bought the Pearl District property in 2001 and is partially responsible for its transformation.
Next is Billy Joe "Red" McCombs, who ranks No. 1,275 with $1.4 billion. The well-rounded businessman and sports enthusiast built his wealth through real estate, automobiles, oil, and more. Recently McCombs has been a part of the bid to move the Los Angeles Raiders into the San Antonio area.
James Leininger, No. 1,367 on the list, is worth $1.3 billion. The emergency room doctor, turned founder of the Kinetic Concepts medical device company, is best known for his participation in the Republican party. Rodney Lewis makes the cut with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He ranks No. 1,695.
A total of 48 Texans land on the Forbes list; most earned their dough through pipelines, oil and gas, and investments. Notable Lone Star names include Walmart heiress Alice Walton of Fort Worth ($32.3 billion), Michael Dell ($19.8 billion), Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ($5 billion), best boss ever Jeffrey Hildebrand ($4.2 billion), and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban ($3.2 billion).
The richest people on the planet are Bill Gates of Microsoft fame ($75 billion), Zara's Amancia Ortega ($67 billion), Warren Buffet ($60.8 billion), Mexico's Carlos Slim Helu ($50 billion), and Amazon's Jeff Bezos ($45.2 billion).
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