Alice Walton Tops 50 Texas Billionaires on Forbes List

Alice Walton

Led by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, Forbes counted 50 billionaires in Texas. She had a net worth of $26.3 billion and was ranked 16th overall.

Others on the list of global billionaires are: Michael Dell, Richard Kinder, Andrew Beal and Harold Simmons.

Mexican Carlos Slim Helú topped the list for the fourth consecutive year with a net worth of $73 billion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates retained the number two spot with $67 billion.

The 27th Forbes Billionaires list has 1,426 names, with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion. The U.S. led the list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), The Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103).   

A total 138 women made the list this year, an increase of 34. With a net worth of $30 billion, France’s Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress, was the richest woman in the world. She ranked ninth overall.

Here’s a snapshot of the 50 Texas billionaires on the 2013 Forbes list:

#16. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $26.3 billion
Chairman, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Age: 63
Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Trinity University

#49. Michael Dell
Net Worth: $15.3 billion
Chairman and CEO, Dell
Age: 48
Source of Wealth: Dell, self-made
Residence: Austin, TX
Education: Drop Out, The University of Texas at Austin

#112. Richard Kinder
Net Worth: $9.8 billion
Chairman and CEO, Kinder Morgan
Age: 68
Source of Wealth: pipelines, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Missouri; Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Missouri

#131. Andrew Beal
Net Worth: $8.5 billion
Age: 60
Source of Wealth: banks, real estate, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Drop Out, Baylor University

#136. Harold Simmons
Net Worth: $8.3 billion
Chairman, Valhi Inc.
Age: 81
Source of Wealth: investments, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, The University of Texas at Austin; Master of Science, The University of Texas at Austin

#157. Charles Butt
Net Worth: $7.4 billion
Age: 75
Source of Wealth: supermarkets
Residence: San Antonio, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

#215. Ray Lee Hunt
Net Worth: $5.6 billion
Age: 70
Source of Wealth: oil, real estate
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Southern Methodist University

#219. Jeffrey Hildebrand
Net Worth: $5.5 billion
Age: 54
Source of Wealth: Oil, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, The University of Texas at Austin; Master of Science, The University of Texas at Austin

#239. Dannine Avara
Net Worth: $5.1 billion
Age: 49
Source of Wealth: pipelines
Residence: Houston, TX

#239. Scott Duncan
Net Worth: $5.1 billion
Age: 30
Source of Wealth: pipelines
Residence: Houston, TX

#239. Milane Frantz
Net Worth: $5.1 billion
Age: 43
Source of Wealth: pipelines
Residence: Houston, TX

#239. Randa Williams
Net Worth: $5.1 billion
Director, Enterprise GP Holdings
Age: 51
Source of Wealth: pipelines
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Rice University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston

#258. Robert Rowling
Net Worth: $4.9 billion
Age: 59
Source of Wealth: investments
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Southern Methodist University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, The University of Texas at Austin

#276. Trevor Rees-Jones
Net Worth: $4.5 billion
Age: 61
Source of Wealth: oil & gas, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Southern Methodist University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Dartmouth College

#329. John Paul DeJoria
Net Worth: $4 billion
Age: 69
Source of Wealth: hair products, tequila, self-made
Residence: Austin, TX
Education: Diploma, High School

#384. Henry Ross Perot, Sr.
Net Worth: $3.5 billion
Age: 82
Source of Wealth: computer services, real estate, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, United States Naval Academy

#503. John Arnold
Net Worth: $2.8 billion
Founder, Centaurus Advisors
Age: 38
Source of Wealth: hedge funds, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Vanderbilt University

#527. Robert Bass
Net Worth: $2.7 billion
Age: 65
Source of Wealth: oil, investments
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Yale University; Master of Business Administration, Stanford University

#527. Jerry Jones
Net Worth: $2.7 billion
President and General Manager, Dallas Cowboys
Age: 70
Source of Wealth: Dallas Cowboys, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Arkansas

#527. Kelcy Warren
Net Worth: $2.7 billion
Age: 57
Source of Wealth: pipelines, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Texas Arlington

#554. Rodney Lewis
Net Worth: $2.6 billion
Age: 59
Source of Wealth: natural gas, self-made
Residence: San Antonio, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Texas A&M International University

#589. Timothy Headington
Net Worth: $2.5 billion
Age: 62
Source of Wealth: oil & gas, investments, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Oklahoma

#613. Mark Cuban
Net Worth: $2.4 billion
Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Age: 54
Source of Wealth: online media, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Indiana University

#641. Richard Rainwater
Net Worth: $2.3 billion
Age: 68
Source of Wealth: real estate, energy, insurance, self-made
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, The University of Texas at Austin; Master of Business Administration, Stanford University

#736. Edward Bass
Net Worth: $2 billion
Age: 68
Source of Wealth: oil, investments
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Yale University

#736. Lee Bass
Net Worth: $2 billion
Age: 56
Source of Wealth: oil, investments
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Yale University

#736. George Mitchell
Net Worth: $2 billion
Age: 93
Source of Wealth: oil & gas, self-made
Residence: The Woodlands, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Texas A&M University

#831. Sid Bass
Net Worth: $1.8 billion
Age: 70
Source of Wealth: oil, investments
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Yale University; Master of Business Administration, Stanford University

#831. Gerald J. Ford
Net Worth: $1.8 billion
Managing Member, Ford Financial Fund
Age: 68
Source of Wealth: banking, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Southern Methodist University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Southern Methodist University

#831. Drayton McLane, Jr.
Net Worth: $1.8 billion
Age: 76
Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, logistics
Residence: Temple, TX
Education: Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Baylor University

#831. Robert McNair
Net Worth: $1.8 billion
Age: 76
Source of Wealth: energy, sports, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of South Carolina

#882. Tilman Fertitta
Net Worth: $1.7 billion
Chairman and CEO, Landry's Inc
Age: 55
Source of Wealth: restaurants, casinos, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX

#882. Thomas Friedkin
Net Worth: $1.7 billion
Age: 77
Source of Wealth: Toyota distribution, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX

#931. Ray Davis
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Age: 71
Source of Wealth: pipelines, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX

#974. Joe Jamail, Jr.
Net Worth: $1.5 billion
Age: 87
Source of Wealth: lawsuits, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, The University of Texas at Austin; Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas at Austin

#1031 . Henry Ross Perot, Jr.
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Age: 54
Source of Wealth: computer services, real estate
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Vanderbilt University

#1031 . Fayez Sarofim
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Age: 84
Source of Wealth: money management
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Master of Business Administration, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of California Berkeley

#1031 . Dan Wilks
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Age: 56
Source of Wealth: natural gas, self-made
Residence: Cisco, TX
Education: Diploma, High School

#1031.  Farris Wilks
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Age: 61
Source of Wealth: natural gas, self-made
Residence: Cisco, TX
Education: Diploma, High School

#1088. Christopher Goldsbury
Net Worth: $1.35 billion
Chief Executive Officer, Silver Ventures
Age: 70
Source of Wealth: salsa
Residence: San Antonio, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Trinity University

#1107. Billy Joe (Red) McCombs
Net Worth: $1.3 billion
Age: 85
Source of Wealth: real estate, oil, cars, self-made
Residence: San Antonio, TX
Education: Drop Out, The University of Texas at Austin

#1175 . Kenneth Adams, Jr.
Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Age: 90
Source of Wealth: oil, self-made
Residence: Houston, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Kansas

#1175 . T. Boone Pickens
Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Age: 84
Source of Wealth: oil & gas, investments, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Oklahoma State University

#1175. Kenny Troutt
Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Age: 65
Source of Wealth: telecommunications, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Southern Illinois University

#1175. Todd Wagner
Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Age: 52
Source of Wealth: online media, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Virginia; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Indiana University

#1268. Paul Foster
Net Worth: $1.1
Age: 55
Source of Wealth: Western Refining, self-made
Residence: El Paso, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Baylor University

#1268. Daniel Harrison, III.
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Age: 65
Source of Wealth: oil and gas
Residence: Houston, TX

#1268. James Leininger
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Age: 67
Source of Wealth: medical devices, self-made
Residence: San Antonio, TX
Education: Medical Doctor, Indiana University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Indiana University

#1342. Darwin Deason
Net Worth: $1 billion
Age: 72
Source of Wealth: Xerox, self-made
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: Diploma, High School

#1342. William Moncrief, Jr.
Net Worth: $1 billion
Age: 92
Source of Wealth: oil
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, The University of Texas at Austin

See the 2013 Forbes Billionaires list here.

 

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