9 Arizonans make Forbes billionaires list

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Mar 3, 2015, 11:34am MST UPDATED: Mar 3, 2015, 11:48am MST

Tim Gallen Digital Producer-Phoenix Business Journal

Nine Arizonans made Forbes‘ annual list of the world’s billionaires.

The faces are familiar including Discount Tire founder Bruce Halle, who is the richest person in Arizona with a net worth of $5.9 billion. With his fortune, Halle ranked No. 284 on the Forbes list, the highest ranking Arizonan.

He was followed by Mark Shoen of U-Haul International parent company, Amerco(Nasdaq: UHAL), who has a net worth of $4.6 billion. Shoen was ranked No. 352 overall.

According to Forbes, the world has 1,826 billionaires, or people with a net worth of at least $1 billion. This year’s list included 290 newcomers.

The list is dominated by Americans, with 350 making the prestigious top 1,000. China had 71 billionaires.

The average billionaire, according toForbes, had a net worth of $3.86 billion.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the list with a net worth of $79.2 billion. He was followed by Mexican telecom businessmanCarlos Slim, who is worth $77.1 billion and investor Warren Buffett, whose net worth is $72.7 billion.

The full list of Arizonans is here:

Name | Net worth | Forbes ranking

Bruce Halle | $5.9 billion | 284

Mark Shoen | $4.6 billion | 352

John Kapoor | $3.1 billion | 577

Bennett Dorrance | $2.3 billion | 810

Herbert Louis | $2.2 billion | 847

Bob Parsons | $1.8 billion | 1,054

Arturo Moreno | $1.5 billion | 1,250

Peter Sperling | $1.3 billion | 1,415

Joe Shoen | $1.1 billion | 1,638







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