Palm Beach's Wealthiest Make Forbes 400 List of Filthy-Rich People

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Forbes.com released its list of the 400 People Who Have So Much More Money Than You, It's Really Not Even Funny List for 2013, and Palm Beach residents are all over that thing.

In all, 27 rich Palm Beachers made Forbes' list, including the Koch Twins.

David Koch, the 73-year-old executive vice president of Koch Industries and South Florida's richest dude, obviously made the list. He also added $5 billion to his net worth of $36 billion, which buys you a lot of Pop-Tarts, if you really, really love Pop-Tarts.

Twin bro William, an energy magnate and investor, is worth $3.8 billion. So he too made the list.

HIGH FIVE, KOCH BROS!

Jack Taylor, who owns Enterprise Rent-a-Car, is also high on the list with a net worth of $11.4 billion. He's also 91, basically making him the Mr. Burns of Palm Beach County.

In other words, Forbes is telling America what we already know. Palm Beach is rich, yo!

The Palm Beach Post compiled a list of all 27 that appear on the Forbes 400 list:

  • Financier Stephen Schwarzman, 66, with $7.7 billion, in 54th place
  • Cosmetics mogul Leonard Lauder, 80, with $7.6 billion, in 56th place
  • Discount broker Thomas Peterffy, 68, with $6.4 billion, in 65th place
  • Real estate mogul, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, 73, with $4.8 billion, in 94th place
  • Investor Henry Kravis, 69, with $4.7 billion, in 95th place
  • Sports teams owner Malcolm Glazer, 85, with $4.5 billion, in 102nd place
  • Hedge funder Ken Griffin, 44, with $4.4 billion, in 103rd place
  • Tire mogul Bruce Halle, 83, also with $4.4 billion, also in 103rd place
  • Cosmetics executive Ronald Lauder, 69, with $3.7 billion, in 130th place
  • Media personality, real estate investor Donald Trump, 67, with $3.5 billion, in 134th place
  • Medical equipment heir Ronda Stryker, 59, with $3 billion, in 166th place
  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 72, with $2.9 billion, in 184th place
  • Investor George Lindemann, 77, with $2.8 billion, in 193rd place
  • Marvel Entertainment owner Isaac Perlmutter, 70, with $2.7 billion, in 201st place
  • Real estate titan Alfred Taubman, 89, also with $2.7 billion, also in 201st place
  • Investor Wilbur Ross, Jr., 75, with $2.6 billion, in 209th place
  • Real estate investor Jeff Greene, 58, with $2.4 billion, in 235th place
  • Slim-Fast founder S. Daniel Abraham. 89, with $1.9 billion, in 296th place
  • Conair founder Leandro Rizzuto, 75, also with $1.9 billion, also in 296th place
  • Money manager Ron Baron, 70, with $1.7 billion, in 327th place
  • Hedge fund head Glenn Dubin, 56, also with $1.7 million, also in 327th place
  • Investor Nelson Peltz, 71, with $1.5 billion, in 352nd place
  • Netscape founder James Clark, 69, with $1.4 billion, in 371st place
  • Medical equipment heir Jon Stryker, 55, also with $1.4 billion, also in 371st place
  • Money manager Mario Gabelli, 71, with $1.35 billion, in 382nd place

You can see the entire list here.

And then you can cry yourself to sleep.

Unless you're on the list.

Then you can cry yourself to sleep on your jewel-encrusted bed.

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.........................and how many times has theDONALD filed bankruptcy and screwed creditors and vendors and employees and partners ?

IF the DONALD is so rich then why doesn't he pay his bills ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

is NOT that they are uber-wealthy really it is HOW they became that way - and a significant number of these people did NOTHING but INHERIT a base of wealth that grew and would have grown with or without them

for example, KOCH industries paternal founder grew wealthy by striping the value of natural resources out of third world countries in shady deals leaving enormous pollution and sickness behind then abandoning those people to wallow in their misery - miners who suffered catastrophic loss due to illness and disease borne of the dangerous and deadly work of mining - literally sucking the guts out of an entire poverty stricken yet resource rich third world country = and today these two stoogies did nothing but have the right father bring them into the world

it's the same story with a number of the others as well

Curt Cole
Curt Cole

good for them ... how bout they pay some taxes!

FRED
FRED

so,  WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING RICH?   

Everyone has a chance to be on this list.  invent the next facebook, pizza chain, or whatever...

Unlike many other countries, where you never have a chance to become rich. 


how and where they made their money is the more important detail.  -tax what you want less of.


(+ when was the last time a poor man gave you a job)

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@FRED Nothing. It let's Bill Kock buy $50,000 bottles of fake wine and $1.2million pictures of Billy the Kid.

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