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New Houston Billionaires

New Houston billionaires crack the world's richest list — and Tilman Fertitta zooms by Bob McNair

By Clifford Pugh

The annual Forbes list of the world's billionaires is out — and there are some new Houstonians on the list, along with one who has clawed his way back onto the exclusive rankings. ...


Ultimate power players

The Houston billionaires club gets a new member: City's grip on Forbes Billionaires list tightens

By Whitney Radley

Billionaires are easy to come by these days, with Forbes Magazine's 2013 tally at an all-time high — 1,426 members worldwide.  The United States leads Forbes' just-relea ...


The final countdown

Luxury yachts make waves in St. Barts as high rollers ring in the New Year with lavish parties

By Shelby Hodge

ST. BARTS, French West Indies — The countdown to 2013 began here several days ago when the gilded swans of the sea began gliding in, anchoring in the azure waters of Gustavia Bay.   ...


Kinder is richest

The rich get richer: Tilman Fertitta joins 12 Houston billionaires on Forbes 400 list

By Whitney Radley

Texas banked on the 2012 Forbes 400 list, with 46 of the billionaires calling the Lone Star State home. Wal-Mart heiress and Fort Worth resident Alice Walton (No. 8, with a ...


The Tycoon Life

How Tilman Fertitta made $1 billion (not by being Mr. Nice Guy)

By Sarah Rufca

“Who else would let me put an animatronic dinosaur on top of a live shark tank in the middle of a restaurant?” Rainforest Cafe founder Steven Schussler asks Forbes, and the answer could ...


The gilded age

Tilman Fertitta crashes the Forbes billionaires list, but Rich Kinder is still the richest man in Houston

By Sarah Rufca

The Houston billionaire's club (which may or may not be a real thing) looks like it has a new inductee this year. The Forbes list of the world's billionaires was released this week, inc ...


What recession?

Who are Houston's richest? Rich Kinder, Jeff Hildebrand & Dan Duncan heirs on Forbes 400 list of American billionaires

By Sarah Rufca

I  imagine the day when the Forbes' 400 list of the wealthiest Americans is released is like the billionaire version of Christmas morning, with old men bounding out of their silk sheets, a ...


Four are Duncan heirs

Even in tough times, 12 Houston billionaires make Forbes 400 list

By Clifford Pugh

Times may be tough, but not for everyone. Twelve Houston billionaires made the most recent Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the United States — up from nine billionaires last year ...


China's new dog obsession

Better than a Bentley! Meet the $600,000 billionaire's best friend

By Fayza A. Elmostehi

If you had $600,000 to burn, what would you do with it? Take a lavish vacation? Buy that classic Bentley you've always wanted? Let practicality reign supreme and pay off those pesky student ...


bossy philanthropy

Does Gates & Buffett's billionaires' Giving Pledge put pressure on Dan Duncan's family?

By Steven Thomson

In a landmark moment for philanthropy, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are advocating that all billionaires commit to giving at least half of their wealth to charitable groups within their lifetimes ...


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