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Five Minnesotans — the same five as last year — make Forbes’ list of wealthiest Americans

Everyone on the list is a billionaire, and Cargill heir Whitney MacMillan tops the Minnesota contingent at #133, with $3.8 billion.

The Forbes annual ranking of the wealthiest Americans includes five Minnesotans, the same five as last year.

Everyone on the list is at least a billionaire, and more than 100 billionaires didn’t even get to the top 400, the magazine says.

Bill Gates topped the list, with his Microsoft money helping raise his net worth of $81 billion. Warren Buffett is second with $67 billion.

The Minnesota mega-rich on the net worth list are:

  • 133: Whitney MacMillan — Part owner of Cargill, Inc.,  $3.8 billion
  • 302: Stanley Hubbard — CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting. $2.1 billion
  • 368: Glen Taylor — Owner of Taylor Corp., the Timberwolves and Lynx, and the Star Tribune. $1.7 billion
  • 383: Marilyn Carlson Nelson — Part owner of  Carlson Inc.,  $1.6 billion
  • 383: Barbara Carlson Gage — Part owner of Carlson Inc.$1.6 billion

Says Forbes: last year was good for the billionaires:

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An impressive 303 of the 400 saw the value of their fortunes rise compared to a year ago. Only 36 people from last year’s list had lower net worths this year. Twenty-six people fell off the list; another six people died.