The wealthy are among us — like really wealthy. According to Forbes, eight Marylanders are among the world’s 2,208 billionaires.
It might sound hard to believe, but a whopping .003 percent of the world’s billionaires actually live in Maryland.
In Forbes’ 2018 rankings, Ted Lerner, 92, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is touted as the richest person in the state. His $4.7 billion fortune (built from real estate development and his ownership of the Washington Nationals) puts him in 441st place, worldwide.
The second wealthiest Marylander is Steve Bisciotti, 57, owner of the Baltimore Ravens and co-founder of Allegis Group. Bisciotti, who is worth $4.2 billion (No. 514 in the world), makes his home in Millersville.
Others who made the billionaires list include:
Mitchell Rales ($3.5 billion, No. 652) | Self-made industrialist | 61 years old | Potomac, MD
Bernard Saul II ($3.5 billion, No. 652) | Saul Centers Inc. CEO | 85 years old | Chevy Chase, MD
David Rubenstein ($2.8 billion, No. 859) | Carlyle Group co-CEO | 68 years old | Bethesda, MD
Jim Davis ($2.8 billion, No. 859) | Allegis co-founder | 57 years old | Cockeysville, MD
Dan Snyder ($2.3 billion, No. 1,070) | Washington Redskins owner | 53 years old | Potomac, MD
Kevin Plank ($1.5 billion, No. 1,561) | Under Armour Inc. CEO | 45 years old | Lutherville-Timonium, MD
View Forbes’ full list and billionaire bios here.
What do you think? I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see what their houses look like! Maybe a driving tour is in order? Please leave a comment below!