Chicagoans Make Forbes' Richest List

Several Chicagoans were scattered throughout Forbes' list of richest people on the planet.

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This year's wealthiest, according to Forbes' list of the richest people on the planet, included several billionaires with Chicago ties. Scroll through to see who on the list has links to the Windy City.
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No. 270: Ken Griffin
nKenneth Griffin (far right) is the President and CEO of Chicago-based hedge fun firm Citadel Investment Group. He has a net worth of $5.2 billion.
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No. 295: George Lucas
nFilmmaker George Lucas, who married Chicagoan Mellody Hobson last year, has a net worth of $4.9 billion. The couple has pledged $25 million to After School Matters and recently donated $25 million to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
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No. 345: Sam Zell
nReal Estate mogul Sam Zell, of Chicago, has a net worth of $4.3 billion.
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No. 430: J. Christopher Reyes and M. Jude Reyes
nBrothers J. Christopher Reyes (pictured) and M. Jude Reyes, who together run global food and beer distribution conglomerate Reyes Holdings, based in Chicago, have a net worth of $3.6 billion.
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No. 520: Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker
nVenture capitalist J.B. Pritzker, who runs The Pritzker Group's Chicago office, is an heir to the Hyatt Hotel and Pritzker industrial family fortune. His net worth is $3.1 billion.
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No. 551: Edward Lampert
nEdward Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings Corp., which is based in Hoffman Estates, has a net worth of $1.6 billion.
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No. 580: Thomas Pritzker
nThomas Pritzker, chairman of Global Hyatt Corporation, is worth $2.9 billion.
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No. 665: Ty Warner
nBeanie Babies creator Ty Warner, of Oak Brook, who pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion last year, has a net worth of $2.6 billion.
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No. 681: Neil Bluhm
nNeil Bluhm (far left), President of Midwest Gaming, has a net worth of $2.5 billion.
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No. 764: Jean (Gigi) Pritzker
nJean "Gigi" Pritzker's (far left) production company, Oddlot Entertainment, released its first blockbuster, Ender's Game, in November. An heir to the Pritzker family fortune, "Gigi" has a net worth of $2.3 billion.
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No. 764: Penny Pritzker
nU.S. Secretary of Commerce and Hyatt Hotel Heiress Penny Pritzker has a net worth of $2.3 billion.
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No. 796: Joseph Mansueto
nJoseph Mansueto, Morningstar Inc. CEO, has a net worth of $2.2 billion.
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No. 869: Matt and Dan Walsh
nBrothers Matt and Dan Walsh, who own Chicago-based Walsh Construction Co. are new to the Forbes list. They rank 869th with a net value of $2 billion.
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No. 988: Eric Lefkofsky
nGroupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky has a net worth of $1.8 billion.
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No. 988: Jennifer Pritzker
nJennifer Pritzker, formerly known as James Pritzker, became the first transgender billionaire, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.
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No. 1092: Patrick Ryan
nInsurance mogul and Chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016, Patrick Ryan, has a net worth of $1.6 billion.
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No. 1210 Nicholas Pritzker
nPhilanthropist and an heir to the Pritzker family fortune Nicholas Pritzker has a net worth of $1.4 billion.
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No. 1372: Michael Krasny
nMichael Krasny founded Chicago-based computer retailer Computer Discount Warehouse. He is now president of an investment company in Northbrook and has a net worth of $1.2 billion.
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No. 1465: Mark Pincus
nZynga founder and former Chicagoan Mark Pincus has a net worth of $1.1 billion.
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