Nine Tennesseans make 2018 Forbes rich list; Jimmy Haslam richer than Trump, but not Bill

Nine Tennesseans are on Forbes’ 2018 list of the world’s richest people, including Gov. Bill Haslam, who the magazine had declared the nation’s richest politician prior to the election of President Donald Trump.

Trump is still ahead of Haslam in wealth — $3.1 billion of net worth to the governor’s $2.3 billion, by the Forbes estimate. That’s down a bit from last year for the president, who has declared Forbes underestimates his wealth. It’s unchanged for the governor, who has always refused to discuss the “private matter” of his fortune, based on the family-owned Pilot Flying J chain of gas stations.

Jimmy Haslam, the governor’s brother and CEO of Pilot, is listed with a net worth of $3.4 billion – ahead of the president as well as his brother.

Here are the Tennesseans with  a link to Forbes’ brief profile of each:

Thomas Frist Jr., 79, Nashville, ranked 163rd in wealth, $9.9 billion.

Frederick Smith, 73, Memphis, ranked 386th, $5.4 billion

Martha Ingram, 82, Nashville, ranked 413th, $5.2 billion.

Jimmy Haslam, 64, Knoxville, ranked 725th, $3.4 billion

Jeffrey Lorberbaum, Chattanooga, ranked 1,068th, $2.4 billion

Bill Haslam, 59, Knoxville, ranked 1,125th, $2.3 billion

Brad Kelly, 61, Franklin, ranked 1,137th, $2.3 billion

Jon Yarbrough, 60, Franklin, ranked 1,307th, $2 billion

Forrest Preston, 84, Cleveland, ranked 1,692; $1.5 billion

Note: Forbes’ overview story is HERE. The full list of billionaires is HERE.

One Response to Nine Tennesseans make 2018 Forbes rich list; Jimmy Haslam richer than Trump, but not Bill

  • Eddie White says:

    If you are not rich, you can pretty much forget running for any major office. Look at the current candidates. The one candidate who was not in the rich category, Mae Beavers, had to pull out for lack of funding. Sad commentary on the political process.

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