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Forbes Names Richest Tennesseans

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Forbes has announced its list of richest people in the world. Here are the top five Tennesseans on the list.

5. Jimmy Haslam $1.5 Billion

The CEO of Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J owns the Cleveland Browns. Haslam is also the brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

Jimmy Haslam

4. Brad Kelley $2 billion

Franklin billionaire owns ranchland and made his fortune through a discount cigarette business. He recently purchased travel books publisher Lonely Planet.

Brad Kelley


3. Frederick Smith $3.2 billion

Smith is the CEO of FedEx and developed the idea for the company while at Yale.

Frederick Smith

2. Martha Ingram $3.9 billion

Ingram took over Ingram Industries after her husband, Erskine, died in 1995. The company has marine and publishing divisions.

Martha Ingram

1. Thomas Frist Jr. $5 billion

Frist is the richest Tennessean and the 227th richest person in the world. His father founded HCA and built the nation's largest for-profit hospital.

Thomas Frist Jr.


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