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Forbes list has 14 Houston billionaires
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Published in 4-3-2014
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Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires came out Monday with two new local names but missing a pair of perennials well known to Houstonians for decades. George Mitchell and Kenneth "Bud" Adams Jr., oilmen best known for their more public endeavours - Mitchell developed The Woodlands and Adams owned the Houston Oilers, a football team he eventually moved to Tennessee - were among 16 billionaires who had died since the last list came out. The 2014 list includes 14 people from the Houston area, including newcomers George Bishop, founder of GeoSouthern Energy, and Dan Friedkin, owner and chairman of Gulf States Toyota. Topping the list were Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, worth an estimated $76 billion, and Mexican telecommunications giant Carlos Slim Helu.