The latest Forbes list of the world’s billionaires includes five people with current or former ties to Buffalo.
Warren Buffett, 82, is No. 4 on the list with $53.5 billion. He is chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns The Buffalo News, and he is the newspaper’s chairman.
Terrance Pegula, 62, is No. 458 on the list with $3 billion. The owner of the Buffalo Sabres made his fortune in the natural gas industry.
Robert Rich Jr., 72, is No. 613 with $2.4 billion. He is chairman of Buffalo-based Rich Products.
Jeremy Jacobs Sr., 73, is No. 527 with a fortune of $2.7 billion. The chairman of Buffalo-based Delaware North Cos. is an East Aurora resident.
At No. 931, former Sabres owner Tom Golisano, 71, has a fortune of $1.6 billion. He is founder and chairman of Paychex.
No. 1 on the list for the fourth consecutive year is Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu, 73, and his family with a fortune of $73 billion.
A record 1,426 people around the world made Forbes magazine’s latest annual tally of billionaires, up 16 percent from last year. Their average net worth was $3.8 billion, rising 3 percent from 2012.