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Big Chicago names top this year's Forbes billionaire list. 0

Guess who’s at the top of the billionaire heap

March 22nd, 2017

Ken Griffin has again been ranked the state’s wealthiest resident. He’s even richer than he was last year. Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel investment firm, saw his fortune grow by half a billion dollars to $8 billion, according to Forbes’ list of the wealthiest people on the planet. Chicago businessmen Sam Zell and J.B. Pritzker, who rank second and third among Illinois billionaires, saw their wealth rise as well.

Check out who the other billionaires are in Illinois–or the notable names who have left town but still have a presence here. Hello, Michael Jordan. They’re in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.





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