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Terry Pegula isn't the highest person with Western New York ties on Forbes' Billionaires list

Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 05, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Forbes released its list of the world's 2,153 billionaires. And a few people who own businesses or sports teams in Western New York made the list.

Leading those with local ties on the list is the majority owner of Rich Products, Robert Rich, Jr. He's the 379th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $4.8 billion.

Then comes Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres co-owner Terry Pegula. According to the list, Pegula's net worth is $4.5 billion as of today. That's good enough for 424 on the list.

Boston Bruins owner and Delaware North chair Jeremy Jacobs ranked 478, with $4.1 billion.

Ex-Sabres owner Tom Golisano came in at 617, with $3.5 billion.

Amherst native and Albirght-Knox donor Jeffrey Gundlach is the 1,168 richest person in the world. His net worth is $2 billion.

Ranking #1 on the list is Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos.

Also on the list, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is #8, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is #244, Star Wars legend George Lucas is #325, and Kylie Jenner is the youngest to make the list at 21 years old.

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