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These Are The 10 Richest People In The State Of Michigan Did You Know?

Every year Michigan business reporters watch closely when Forbes releases its Worlds Billionaires List, and with good reason. Without fail, Michigans richest people make the list as industry titans, powerful heirs and guru innovators. Here are the 10 richest Michiganders, according to this years Forbes list.

Roger Penske 2009 Indy 500 Carb Day by Manningmbd – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The owner of Penske Auto Group, made up of more than 300 auto dealership, is worth $1.3 billion and ranked 1,415th richest in the world.

The widow of Henry Fords last surviving grandchild, William Clay Ford, she took over her husbands Detroit Lions ownership when he died.

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Four people affiliated with medical supply company Stryker Corp. made Michigans Top 10 Richest list…

The founders grandson, Jon Stryker is worth $2 billion and ranks 949th in the world.

Not related to the Stryker family, Brown was the companys former CEO.

Another granddaughter, Pat Stryker is worth $2.2 billion and comes in at No. 847.

A granddaughter of the founder, Ronda Stryker, ranked No. 462 in the world and is worth $3.7 billion.

The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavalier and a real estate mogul whos used some of his fortune to buy up dozens of downtown Detroit properties, Gilbert is worth $4.7 billion and ranks 341st in the world.

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The couple behind Little Caesars and the Detroit Red Wings, familys net worth is $4.8 billion, bringing them to 330th richest in the world. Pictured here with Tigers Justin Verlander and Alex Avila.

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This Amway co-founder and owner of the Orlando Magic, DeVos ranks in at 259th wealthiest, with a net worth of $5.7 billion.

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Midwest superstore chain Meijer C-CEO Hank and brother Doug, the companys Co-Chair, came in at No. 1 richest in Michigan this year, ranking them at 118th worldwide. Theyre worth $10.7 billion.

This Top 10 list obviously fluctuates. Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Matty Moroun was booted from the top ranking, as was Manoj Bhargava, founder of the 5-Hour Energy Shot. Alfred Taubman, iconic mall developer and philanthropist, came in at No. 6 wealthiest Michigan native, according to Forbes, however, he died earlier this month. Tell us, how have these moguls made a difference in your lives.

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Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.

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