Forbes has just released its annual list of the 400 richest people in America, and five Coloradans made the cut. Who are they and where did they land on Forbes' roster? Count them down below, complete with photos and excerpts from Forbes data and text. For the original post, click here.
Number 5: Pat Stryker
Net worth: $1.95 Billion Overall ranking: #324 Age: 58 Source Of Wealth: medical equipment Residence: Fort Collins, CO Citizenship: United States Marital Status: Divorced Children: 3 Education: Drop Out, University of Northern Colorado
Pat Stryker is one of three Stryker family members on the Forbes 400. Their surgeon grandfather, Homer Stryker (d.1980), is credited with inventions like the mobile hospital bed, a walking cast, and an oscillating saw for removing casts....
Number 4: James Leprino
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion Overall ranking: #194 Chairman, Leprino Foods Age: 76 Source Of Wealth: cheese Residence: Indian Hills, CO Citizenship: United States Marital Status: Married Children: 2
Meet James Leprino, America's mozzarella king. As owner and chairman of Leprino Foods, the world's largest mozzarella cheese producer, two-thirds of the milk produced in the state of Colorado ends up in one of his plants, eventually landing on top of pizzas from Domino's, Papa John's, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's....
Number 3: John Malone
Net worth: $7.6 Billion Overall ranking: #60 Age: 73 Source Of Wealth: cable television, self-made Residence: Elizabeth, CO Citizenship: United States Marital Status: Married Children: 2
While legendary media investor John Malone has begun to put into place a succession plan, he still seems to be firing on all cylinders. Earlier in 2014, he attempted a takeover at Time Warner Cable, ultimately seeing his $62.4 billion bid shot down, as Comcast swooped in to take the prize....
Net worth: $10.9 Billion Overall ranking: #40 Age: 74 Source Of Wealth: investments, self-made Residence: Denver, CO Citizenship: United States Marital Status: Married Children: 3
In early 2013 Phil Anschutz called off the sale of entertainment giant AEG because, despite bids of $7 billion, it had "become a very noisy process" and after successful back surgery he still wanted to stay in the game. Can you blame the Denver tycoon for holding on to fun assets like The Staples Center, London's 02, the Los Angeles Kings, and a third of the Lakers?....
Number 1: Charlie Ergen
Net worth: $16.9 Billion Overall ranking: #26 Founder and Chairman, DISH Network Age: 61 Source Of Wealth: Dish Network, self-made Residence: Denver, CO Citizenship: United States Marital Status: Married Children: 5
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Charlie Ergen has emerged as one of the shrewdest dealmakers in the cable and satellite TV business, having built DISH Networks and EchoStar into multibillion-dollar businesses from scratch. With a combined market capitalization of nearly $35 billion, both companies, which he chairs, see their stocks continue to surge amid a wave of merger activity in the space....
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