If you enjoy living in Dallas-Fort Worth now, just imagine how much more fun you could have with a couple billion dollars to your name. Forbes recently released its list of the 400 richest people in America. Twenty-three of them hail from Dallas-Fort Worth. That's more than Houston (13), San Antonio (4) and Austin (2) combined.
But in the interest of giving credit where credit is due, San Antonio's Christopher Kit Goldsbury arguably earned his fortune in the most unusual way. It wasn't oil money, which topped DFW billionaires' industry preference, or technology, which came in second. Goldsbury padded his pockets with salsa money. Muy bueno.
Dallas-area billionaires favored state schools over Ivy League institutions. UT Austin was the most popular undergrad locale.
Other tidbits: Our Dallas-area billionaires favored state schools over Ivy League institutions. (UT Austin was the most popular undergrad locale.) All but one is male.
The highest area ranking went to Fort Worth's Alice Walton, who, at no. 8 nationally, has a cool $26.3 billion, thanks to her family's brainchild: Wal-Mart.
Todd Wagner was the last local to squeeze on the list, riding a $1.2 billion online media wave with college pal Mark Cuban, who ranks no. 206 nationally and no. 11 in DFW with $2.3 billion to his name.