Benson makes Forbes billionaire list with $1.2 billion fortune (1 Viewer)


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New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is the only Louisiana resident to make the Forbes list of the world's 1,426 billionaires, unveiled on Monday. With an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, Benson, who also now owns the Hornets, soon-to-be Pelicans National Basketball Association team along with car dealerships, real estate including the Benson Tower next to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Fox television affiliate WVUE-Channel 8, ranks 1,175 in the world and 377 of the 442 billionaires in the United States.

The Forbes article said the United States has the most billionaires, although the richest man in the world for the fourth consecutive year is Mexico's Carlos Slim Helu and his family, worth $73 billion.

By Mark Waller / Times-Picayune

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