Forbes: Wind energy investments cost T. Boone billionaire status

T Boone Pickens
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Forbes has released their list of the 400 richest people in America.

The usual suspects are still on the list.

Bill Gates is the richest man for the 20th year in a row with Warren Buffett as a close second again.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is back in the top 20 thanks to his hot stock.

However one Oklahoman is absent from the list, T. Boone Pickens.

MORE: The Forbes 400: Ranking of Richest Americans

The article reports only 30 people from last year’s list are poorer this year.

Pickens dropped below billionaire status because of costly wind energy investments.

Manoj Bhargava of the 5-hour Energy drink empire also lost money after a number of lawsuits.

Six others died, including sound pioneer Ray Dolby.


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