Ken Griffin of Citadel again leads Illinois in Forbes’ yearly list of the world’s billionaires.
The list includes 16 people from Illinois, down by one from 17 on last year’s list. […]
Five Pritzkers are among the 16 in Illinois on this year’s list: J.B., Thomas, Gigi, Jennifer and Nicholas Pritzker II.
Griffin, CEO of the Chicago hedge fund firm, had a net worth of $8 billion as of Feb. 17, according to Forbes, up from $7.5 billion on last year’s list. He is 166th overall on the world list.
Second in Illinois is Sam Zell, with a net worth of $5 billion. Third is J.B. Pritzker, at $3.4 billion.
Griffin and Zell are active Bruce Rauner supporters. Jennifer Pritzker is also a Republican.
The full Illinois list is here.
* What will Zell do with $2.1 billion in cash?