Wealthiest Ohioan: Les Wexner
The top Ohioan on the newly released Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America is Les Wexner of New Albany.
The magazine says the owner of Columbus-based Limited Brands is worth 4-point-4 billion dollars, putting him 83rd on the list. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is ranked 250th with a net worth of nearly two-billion-dollars. New Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is ranked 360th with a net worth of just over one-billion-dollars. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, with a net worth of 66 billion dollars. Forbes says the rich got richer in 2012, with net worth rising for 241 people on its list and declining for only 66.