Eight Area Billionaires Make Forbes’ List Of 400 Richest

Stan Kroenke | Photo Courtesy of the St.Louis Post-Dispatch
Stan Kroenke | Photo Courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Six billionaires from Missouri and two more from the Kansas side of the Kansas City metro area have landed on Forbes‘ list of the 400 richest Americans.

Jack Taylor, founder of St. Louis-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and his family are No. 36 on the list with a net worth of $11.4 billion.

Two Columbia residents made the list again this year: Sports and real estate mogul Stanley Kroenke ranks 84th at $5.3 billion. His wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, the daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton, ranks 95th with a net worth of $4.7 billion.

Another St. Louisan, Cargill heiress Pauline MacMillan Keinath, comes in at No. 122 with a net worth of $3.8 billion.

Springfield resident John Morris, the majority owner of Bass Pro Shops, is new to the list this year. His $4 billion put him at No. 110.

Three billionaires from the Kansas City area round out the local contingent on the Forbes list. Min Kao, the co-founder of Garmin, takes the 243rd spot with a net worth of $2.3 billion. Kao’s co-founder, Gary Burrell, ranks No. 347 with his $1.4 billion net worth. Neal Patterson, the chief executive of North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp., moved from No. 391 to No.352 with his net worth increasing by a third, to $1.5 billion.

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