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Four Hoosiers have made it on this year’s Forbes 400 Richest People in America list.
All four were also on last year’s list, although several have risen to a higher rank as their wealth has increased.
#85 Gayle Cook - net worth $5.2 billion
Cook is the co-founder of the medical device manufacturer Cook Group, and was the wife of the late-Bill Cook. Cook is 79 years old, lives in Bloomington, Ind., and was ranked #102 on the Forbes 2012 list.
#293 Herbert Simon - net worth $1.95 billion
Simon, 78, is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Simon Property Group, Inc., which is known for its investment in shopping malls. Simon ranked #218 on the Forbes 2012 list.
#296 Dean White - net worth $1.9 billion
Ninety-year-old White inherited his money from his dad’s billboard company and has since invested in hotels and real estate. The Crown Point resident was ranked #271 on the Forbes 2012 list.
#342 Jim Irsay - net worth $1.6 billion
Irsay, 54, is the Indianapolis Colts owner and resides in Carmel, Ind. He inherited his wealth from his father, who owned the then-Baltimore Colts. Irsay ranked #311 on the Forbes 2012 list.