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Richest People in Minnesota - Who are the Richest People in Minnesota?

Who is the Weathiest Person in Minnesota?

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Forbes Magazine compiles and publishes a list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Several Minnesotan and Minnesota residents made that list. Here's the richest Minnesotans, what they are worth, and how they made their fortunes.

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Data from the Forbes 400 list.

  1. Barbara Carlson Gage Net Worth: $4 Billion, Residence: long Lake, Minnesota, Position on the Forbes 400: 92

    Barbara Carlson Gage is the co-owner of Carlson Inc, the restaurant, hotel and travel company, founded by her father, Curt. Carlson began with one hotel in downtown Minneapolis, and today the company owns Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inns & Suites, TGI Friday's, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, among other brands.

    Gage is a co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation, which supports programs for sexually abused or trafficked women and children in 14 countries.

  2. Marylin Carlson Nelson Net Worth: $4 Billion, Residence: Long Lake, Minnesota, Position on the Forbes 400: 92

    Marylin Carlson Nelson is the chair of the board, and the co-owner of Carlson Inc, the restaurant, hotel and travel company, founded by her father, Curt. Carlson began with one hotel in downtown Minneapolis, and today the company owns Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inns & Suites, TGI Friday's, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, among other brands.

    Nelson is on the board of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and also teaches corporate responsibility to MBA students at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

  3. Whitney MacMillan Net Worth: $3 Billion, Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Position on the Forbes 400: 132

    Whitney MacMillian is one of a group of billionaires who jointly own a majority of Cargill, the food, agriculture and finance company headquartered in Minneapolis. MacMillian is a former CEO of Cargill, which is the largest privately-owned company in America. He's a relative of the founder of Cargill, and together with five other family members, control a majority of the company.

  4. Stanley Hubbard Net Worth: $2.1 Billion, Residence: St. Paul, Minnesota, Position on the Forbes 400: 229

    Stanley Hubbard is the chairman and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. After founding the company, which has many media interests, Hubbard sold the satellite broadcasting operation to DirecTV. Hubbard Broadcasting still controls many local and national radio stations and TV stations.

    In the Twin Cities, Hubbard Broadcasting owns and operates KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate station, and KSTC-TV, an independent television station. Hubbard Broadcasting also operates KSTP-AM, an ESPN affiliate sports radio station, KSTP-FM, branded as KS95, a commercial/pop radio station, and KTMY, branded as My Talk 107.1, a talk radio station.

  5. Glen Taylor Net Worth: $1.7 Billion, Residence: Mankato, Minnesota, Position on the Forbes 400: 285

    Glen Taylor is an entrepreneur who started the printing business which made him his billions in Mankato, Minnesota. Taylor Corp. does commercial printing of customer loyalty cards, instruction manuals, greetings cards, clothing tags and the like.

    Mr. Taylor has a wide range of other interests, which range from farming to medical technology to reverse hearing loss. Glen Taylor is also a former Minnesota State Senator, and is the majority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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