Participants on Forbes' Billionaires List

Participants on Forbes' Billionaires List
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, who own the great mare Goldikova, are 93rd on Forbes' list of billionaires.

Forbes released its annual list of billionaires March 11 and several persons on the list of the world’s wealthiest individuals are involved in the Thoroughbred industry.

Alain and Gerard Wertheimer were the top-ranked owner/breeders, with Forbes listing the brothers, who inherited the family’s company, Chanel, as being worth $7.5 billion. That placed them 93rd on Forbes’ list.

Others on the list are:

232. B. Wayne Hughes, Public Storage, owns Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky, $3.9 billion

287. Walter Haefner, software, owns Moyglare Stud in Ireland, $3.3 billion

488. Philip Niarchos, art collection, oldest son of the late owner/breeder Stavros Niarchos, $2 billion

536. Jess Jackson, Jackson Family Wines, owns Stonestreet Stables and Stonestreet Farm in Kentucky, $1.9 billion

721. Bob McNair, sold Cogen Technologies, owns Houston Texans, sold Stonerside Farm and Stonerside Stables last year to Darley but still owns stallions, Cogen, $1.4 billion

773. Gerald Ford, banking, owns Diamond A Farm in Kentucky, $1.3 billion

828. Charlotte Weber, Campbell Soup, owns Live Oak Stud in Florida, $1.2 billion

880. Julio Bozano, banking, owns several farms in different countries, $1.1 billion

880. George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees, owns Kinsman Stable and Kinsman Stud in Florida, $1.1 billion

880. Kenny Trout, sold Excel Communications, co-owns WinStar Farm in Kentucky, $1.1 billion,

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