Houston in Top 100 on Richest List

Houston's richest: Pipeline billionaire on Forbes list is 100th wealthiest man in the world

Houston billionaire on Forbes list is 100th richest man in the world

28 Nancy and Rich Kinder at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Rich Kinder, pictured with wife Nancy, is the world's 100th richest man, according to Forbes. Photo by © Katya Horner
Fayez Sarofim and Susan Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
Fayez Sarofim, pictured with wife Susan, is No.847 on the Forbes list. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
32 Paige and Tilman Fertitta at the San Luis Salute February 2015
Tilman Fertitta, pictured with wife Paige, is No. 737 on the Forbes list. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Randa and Charlie Williams at the Museum of Natural Science Gala March 2014
Randa Williams, pictured with husband Charles, is No. 240 on the Forbes list, ten places lower than her three siblings. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
News, Shelby, Souperbowl of Caring luncheon, Bob McNair, Janice McNair, Sept. 2014
Bob McNair, pictured with wife Janice, is No. 782 on the Forbes list. Courtesy Souper Bowl of Caring
28 Nancy and Rich Kinder at the Buffalo Bayou Ball November 2014
Fayez Sarofim and Susan Krohn at the Touchdown for Teachers dinner November 2014
32 Paige and Tilman Fertitta at the San Luis Salute February 2015
Randa and Charlie Williams at the Museum of Natural Science Gala March 2014
News, Shelby, Souperbowl of Caring luncheon, Bob McNair, Janice McNair, Sept. 2014

Houston's richest man is now among the 100 wealthiest people in the world.

Rich Kinder, the 70-year-old chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan, jumped 30 spots in the latest Forbes list of the world's billionaires, released Monday, to No. 100 in the exclusive rankings. The magazine estimates that Kinder's net worth increased by $2.5 billion to $12 billion.

Those who are holdovers from last year's list include the four siblings of oilman Dan Duncan, three (Scott Duncan, 32, Milane Franz, 45, and Dannine Avara, 51) of whom are tied at No. 230 on the list with an estimated net worth of $6.2 billion, while sister Randa Williams, 53, is at No. 240 with an estimated net worth of $6.1 billion.

Among others with Houston ties on the list, along with age, source of wealth, ranking and estimated net worth, are:

  • Jeffrey Hildebrand, 55, oil, No. 318, $4.9 billion
  • Dan Friedkin, 50, Toyota dealerships, No. 534, $3.3 billion
  • George Bishop, 78, oil & gas, No. 690, $2.8 billion
  • John Arnold, 40, hedge funds, No. 714, $2.6 billion
  • Tilman Fertitta, 57, restaurants/casinos, No. 737, $2.5 billion
  • Bob McNair, 78, energy/sports, No. 782, $2.4 billion
  • Fayez Sarofim, 86, money management, No. 847, $2.2 billion
  • Joe Jamail, 89, lawsuits, No 1118, $1.7 billion
  • Les Alexander, 71, Houston Rockets, No. 1190, $1.6 billion

Leading the list are computer magnate Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $79.2 billion, Mexican financier Carlos Slim Helu, at $77.1 billion, and investor Warren Buffet, at 72.7 billion. Basketball great Michael Jordan cracked the list for the first time, coming in at No. 1,741 with an estimated net worth of $1 billion.

The full list of rankings is available on the Forbes website.