14 Area Billionaires Make the Forbes List of America’s Richest

Like it or not, the rich keep getting richer.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

American billionaires are getting richer. In its new list of the richest American billionaires, Forbes notes that the dozen on the magazine’s cover, including Washington’s David Rubenstein and Steve Case, are worth a combined $126 billion. The combined net worth of the 400 Americans who make up the full list is $1.7 trillion. Furthermore, back when the list started in 1982, the cutoff for the list was a net worth of $75 million. Now it’s $1.1 billion.

Washington’s—and Baltimore’s—contribution is about where it’s been: 14 individuals get a mention. At the top is Mars candy heiress Jacqueline Mars with $17 billion. She ranks 16th overall. At the lower end is Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, with $1.1 billion and a rank of 392.

Here are the Washington- and Baltimore-area billionaires who make the cut, with their rank:

16: Jacqueline Mars, candy, $17 billion

100: Ted Lerner, owner of the Washington Nationals, $3.9 billion

118: Mitchell Rales, co-owner of the Danaher Corporation, $3.4 billion

120: Steven Rales, co-owner of the Danaher Corporation, $3.3 billion

250: William Conway Jr., cofounder of the Carlyle Group, $1.9 billion

250: Daniel D’Aniello, cofounder of the Carlyle Group. $1.9 billion

250: Richard Marriott, hotel heir, $1.9 billion

250: David Rubenstein, cofounder of the Carlyle Group, $1.9 billion

285: Steve Case, founder of AOL, $1.7 billion

298: Stephen Bisciotti, owner of the Baltimore Ravens, $1.6 billion

298: Bill Marriott, Jr., hotel heir, $1.6 billion

345: Kevin Plank, creator of Under Armour, $1.35 billion

360: Bernard Saul II, banking and real estate, $1.2 billion

392: Dan Snyder, Washington Redskins, $1.1 billion