Eight Marylanders Make Forbes Billionaires List

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Courtesy Citybizlist – Led by real estate magnate Ted Lerner, Forbes counted eight billionaires in Maryland. Lerner had a net worth of $4 billion and was ranked 329th overall.

Other Marylanders on the 2013 list of global billionaires are businessman Mitchell Rales, David Rubenstein (who is from Baltimore, but now lives in suburban DC and heads the Carlisle Group), the Marriott brothers, Ravens Owner Stephen Bisciotti, banking and real estate investor B.F. Saul and Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder.

Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helú topped the list for the fourth consecutive year with a net worth of $73 billion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates retained the number two spot with $67 billion.

The 27th Forbes billionaires list has 1,426 names, with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion. The U.S. led the list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), The Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103).

A total 138 women made the list this year, an increase of 34. With a net worth of $30 billion, France’s Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress, was the richest woman in the world. She ranked ninth overall.

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