(Cleveland) - Two of the city's pro sports team owners are ranked among America's richest people.
Forbes magazine ranks Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert 71st and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam 302nd on the magazine's annual list of wealthiest Americans.
Gilbert's net worth is more than $17-billion, and founder of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures. Gilbert owns several sports franchises, including the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters, the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators, and the NBA G League's Canton Charge. He operates the Quicken Loans Arena.
Haslam is worth nearly $3-billion, and is owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain and along with wife, Dee. His father, fellow businessman Jim Haslam, founded the Pilot Corporation in 1958 as the Pilot Oil Corporation.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos topped the list. On July 27, 2017, he became the world's wealthiest person when his estimated net worth increased to just over $90 billion. His wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24, he was formally designated the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes on March 6, 2018 with a net worth of $112 billion.
The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, he was designated the "wealthiest person in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.
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