Six Missouri billionaires make new Forbes 400 list

Stan Kroenke | Courtesy of the St.Louis Post-Dispatch
Columbia’s Stan Kroenke is the second-richest Missourian, according to Forbes’ latest ranking. | Courtesy of the St.Louis Post-Dispatch

Six Missourians and two other men from the Kansas City metro area made the Forbes 400, the publication’s annual list of the wealthiest Americans.

The richest Missourian on the new list is Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor of St. Louis, who landed at No. 34 with an estimated fortune of $13.6 billion.

Columbia real estate magnate Stan Kroenke, who also owns the St. Louis Rams and other sports franchises, checked in at No. 89 with an estimated net worth of $5.7 billion. Kroenke’s wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, who’s the daughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton, came it at No. 96 with a net worth of $5 billion.

Springfield’s John Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, ranked 110th with an estimated fortune of $4.5 billion. St. Louisan Pauline MacMillan Keinath, a descendant of Cargill’s founder, claimed the 133rd spot on the list with a net worth of $3.8 billion. Neal Patterson, the co-founder of North Kansas City-based Cerner, rounded out the Missouri contingent at No. 395, with a net worth of $1.55 billion.

Two other billionaires from the Kansas City area made the list. Garmin co-founders Min Kao ($2.9 billion) and Gary Burrell ($1.8 billion) ranked 214th and 353rd, respectively.


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