According to the bible of the rich and famous, Forbes states that Micky Arison still holds the reigns as the richest man in Florida. if you don’t know Micky, well, he’s the man behind Carnival and owner of the Miami Heat. He also clocked in as the 70th richest American on the list.
While most of the top names and rankings in Forbes annual list, released Monday, didn’t change from a year ago, the majority of the elite club’s members saw their fortunes grow over the past year, helped by strong stock and real estate markets.
“Basically, the mega rich are mega richer,” said Forbes Senior Editor Kerry Dolan. The 400 people on the annual list posted a combined net worth of $2 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion a year ago. That marks their highest combined value ever. The average net worth of the list’s members rose to $5 billion, also the highest ever, up from $4.2 billion in 2012.
South Floridians on the list are medical entrepreneur Philip Frost of Miami Beach (166), with $3 billion, who tied with frozen foods magnate Robert Rich Jr. of Islamorada; hedge fund chief Edward Lampert (184) of Miami Beach with $2.9 billion; Subway founder Fred DeLuca of Fort Lauderdale (193) with $2.8 billion; Fort Lauderdale investor H. Wayne Huizenga (222) with $2.5 billion; outsourcing guru Bharat Desai & family (252) of Fisher Island; auto dealer Norman Braman (296) of Miami Beach with $1.9 billion; Miami developer Jorge Perez (350) with $1.55 billion; and WSVN owner Edmund Ansin of Miami Beach (372) with $1.35 billion.
Stop reading this and go get money people!
Source: Miami Herald