Anne Cox Chambers Tops 8 Georgia Billionaires on Forbes List

James C Kennedy

Led by Anne Cox Chambers, eight billionaires from Georgia made it to the 2013 Forbes list. The Cox Media matriarch had a net worth of $12 billion and was ranked 80th overall.

Others on the list of global billionaires are: Jim Kennedy, Truett Cathy, Bernard Marcus, Ted Turner, Arthur Blank, Jeffrey Lorberbaum and Sara Blakely.

Mexican 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.

Here’s a snapshot of the Georgia billionaires on the 2013 Forbes list:

#80. Anne Cox Chambers
Net Worth: $12 billion
Age: 93
Source of Wealth: media
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Finch College
Honor title. Atlanta's High Museum of Art named a wing after her.

#198. Jim Kennedy
Net Worth: $6 billion
Chairman, Cox Enterprises
Age: 65
Source of Wealth: media
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Denver


#308. S. Truett CathyNet Worth: $4.2 billion
Age: 91
Source of Wealth: Chick-fil-A, self-made
Residence: Hampton, GA
Education: Diploma, High School

#437. Bernard Marcus
Net Worth: $3.1 billion
Co-founder, ex chairman of the board, Home Depot
Age: 83
Source of Wealth: Home Depot, self-made
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Rutgers University


#736. Ted TurnerNet Worth: $2 billion
Age: 74
Source of Wealth: cable television, self-made
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Brown University

#931. Arthur Blank
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Chairman, Atlanta Falcons
Age: 70
Source of Wealth: Home Depot, self-made
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Babson College


#1250. Jeffrey LorberbaumNet Worth: $1.15 billion
Age: 58
Source of Wealth: Mohawk Industries
Residence: Dalton, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Denver

#1342. Sara Blakely
Net Worth: $1 billion
Age: 42
Source of Wealth: Spanx, self-made
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Florida State University

See the complete list here.

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