Jimmy Haslam makes Forbes billionaires list

Knoxville businessman Jimmy Haslam is No. 831 on the 2013
Forbes list of the world’s billionaires.

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The CEO of Pilot Flying J and owner of the Cleveland Browns
has a net worth of $1.8 billion, according to Forbes.

“Pilot is one of the country’s largest privately held
companies, with $29 billion in sales. He gets most of his fortune from his 35%
share of his family’s 59% stake in Pilot,” Forbes reports.

Some 1,426 names are on this year’s world list. Carlos Slim,
a telecom magnate from Mexico, is again the world’s richest man  with a net worth of $73 billion.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is No. 2 with a
net worth of $67 billion.

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Haslam’s net worth is good enough make him the 279th
richest person  in the U.S. and fifth
richest in Tennessee.

Interesting.y, his brother, Bill, governor of Tennessee,
doesn’t make the rankings.

Tennessee  billionaires are, led by Thomas Frist Jr. and
family, who made their money in the healthcare industry and have a net worth of
$4.8 billion, according  to Forbes.

The other Tennessee billionaires are:

Martha Ingram and family; book distribution and
transportation, net worth of $2.9 billion.

Frederick Smith, chairman of FedEx Corp., net worth of $2.1
billion.

Brad Kelley, tobacco, $1.9 billion.

Click here for the Forbes Haslam profile

Click here for the full Forbes billionaires list.

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