Five people with ties to Western New York appear on the latest Forbes list of the richest people in America.
Warren Buffett, 83, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and The Buffalo News, is ranked No. 2, with a net worth of $58.5 billion, up from $46 billion last year. He is behind Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, with $72 billion, up from $66 billion. Buffett is an Omaha, Neb., resident.
Terrance Pegula, 62, former owner of East Resources and the owner of the Buffalo Sabres, is No. 161 with $3.1 billion, down from No. 132 last year with $3 billion.
Robert E. Rich Jr., 72, chairman of Rich Products, is No. 166 with $3 billion, up from No. 190 last year with $2.4 billion. He is an Islamorada, Fla., resident.
Jeremy Jacobs Sr., 73, chairman of Delaware North Cos. and owner of the Boston Bruins, is No. 193 with $2.8 billion, down from No. 151, last year with $2.7 billion. He is an East Aurora resident.
Tom Golisano, 71, chairman of Rochester-based Paychex and former Sabres owner, is No. 296 with $1.9 billion, up from No. 298 last year with $1.6 billion. He is a Naples, Fla., resident.