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.