Who is the richest person in Western New York?

There was a time about in the late 1800s when Buffalo was home to the most millionaires per capita than any other location in the United States of America. The exact location in Buffalo is on Delaware Ave between Bryant and North Street. By the 1920s millionaires were moving out of the city because it was getting too crowded for them.

Forbes has a list of the Richest 400 people in the United States of America and if they had that list back in the late 1800s, it would be filled with Western New Yorkers. Now, there are only a few names that you would recognize with Western New York connections.

The 2021 Forbes Richest 400 people in the United States of America list has been out and Terry Pegula is on the list. Pegula came in at 5.2 billion dollars (that is with a B). You can check out the list here that has the person's name, the state they live in and the company they made their fortune in. Here are the top 5 on the richest 2021 list:

1. ) Jeff Bezos - Amazon $201 billion
2.) Elon Musk - Tesla $190 billion
3.) Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook $134.5 billion
4.) Bill Gates - Microsoft $134 billion
5.) Larry Page - Google $123 billion

The overall wealth of everyone on the list has increased and increased A LOT. The average had gone up nearly 40%. In the entire world, Terry Pegula ranked at #520 on the list. In case you were wondering there are 2,765 billionaires in the entire world.

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