Three Hoosiers have landed on the Forbes World’s Billionaires list. Carl Cook, Herb Simon and Jim Irsay all appear again on the annual list compiled by the magazine.
Bloomington-based Cook Medical’s CEO is the most wealthy Hoosier, coming in at no. 190 on the list. The 55-year old Cook has $8 billion in net worth, which is over $2 billion more than when he appeared at no. 82 on the list in 2015. Chairman Emeritus of Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) Herb Simon, is the second Hoosier on the Forbes list. Simon is no. 791 with $3 billion. Colts owner Jim Irsay is no. 887, with an estimated $2.7 billion.
The top 5 richest billionaires in the world are Jeff Bezos at $112 billion, followed by Bill Gates at $90 billion, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is third with $84 billion, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault of France is no. 4 at $72 billion and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg rounds out the top five with $71 billion. The cutoff for the annual list was $1 billion. Forbes ranked 2,124 billionaires on this year’s list. The entire inventory can be found here.