Newest List of Forbes' Super Rich Includes Gilbert, Moroun, Ilitch, Penske, Taubman

Eleven Michiganders and their families appear on the annual Forbes list of the top 400 richest Americans.

According to the Detroit News, Michiganders on the list include:

"Michiganians on the list were Meijer stores executives Hank and Doug Meijer (49th, $8.3 billion); Amway founder Richard DeVos (60th, $6.8 billion); Quicken Loans founder and downtown Detroit redeveloper Dan Gilbert (118th, $3.9 billion); Little Caesar’s, Detroit Tigers, MotorCity Casino and Detroit Redwings owners Marian and Mike Ilitch and family (157th, $3.2 billion); medical equipment producer Ronda Stryker (166th, $3 billion); shopping mall magnate Alfred Taubman (201st, $2.7 billion); Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun and family, (352nd, $1.5 billion); medical devices executive John Brown (352nd, $1.5 billion); Ford Motor Co. heir William Ford Sr. (371st, $1.4 billion); medical equipment producer Jon Stryker (371st, $1.4 billion); and automotive entrepreneur Roger Penske (386th, $1.3 billion).

Penske, Ford and Moroun all returned to the list after failing to make the cut for at least a year.:

Among those who were on the list last year but fell off in this year’s accounting was Manoj Bhargava of Farmington Hills, creator of 5-Hour Energy, whose fortune fell about in half, to an estimated $800 million.

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains America’s richest man, taking the top spot on the list for the 20th straight year, with a net worth of $72 billion.

Read more:  Detroit News

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