OKLAHOMA CITY (TNS) — Six Oklahomans made the prestigious Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, while one recently cracked the list of Oklahoma billionaires.
Harold Hamm, George Kaiser, David Green, Tom Love, Judy Love and Lynn Schusterman were included on the list, worth a combined $42.7 billion according to Forbes. Hamm’s worth is estimated to be $17.2 billion; Kaiser’s $8.2 billion; Green’s $7 billion; Tom Love and Judy Love are estimated to be $7 billion together; and Schusterman is at $3.3 billion.
Hamm is CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, an oil and gas company. He owns more than 284 million shares of company stock, worth nearly $19 billion based on Friday’s prices. Hamm is the highest ranked Oklahoman on the Forbes 400 list at 29.
Kaiser owns Francis-Kaiser Oil Company and is the majority owner and chairman of Bank of Oklahoma. Kaiser ranks 62 on the Forbes list.
Green founded Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby. The company was founded in the early 1970s and now has more than 800 stores. Green ranks 73 on the Forbes 400 list.
Tom Love and Judy Love are co-founders of Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores. The gas-station and convenience store chain traces its roots back to Oklahoma with its corporate headquarters now located in The Village. The Loves also rank 73 on the Forbes list.
Schusterman sold oil and gas company Samson Resources, founded by her late husband Charles Schusterman, and now operates the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation. She ranks 239 on the Forbes list.
The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest Americans is a list published by Forbes magazine of the wealthiest 400 American residents, ranked by net worth. The 400 was started by Malcolm Forbes in 1982 and the list is published annually around September.