Friday, October 2, 2009

Irsay on Forbes 400 List

"Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has joined the ranks of the richest Americans, earning a spot on this year’s Forbes 400 list of the nation’s wealthiest people," reports Indianapolis Business Journal.

"Irsay, 50, ranked 347th with an estimated net worth of about $1.1 billion, according to the list released Wednesday.

"Other Hoosiers on the list include Cook Group patriarch Bill Cook, at No. 85 with $3.5 billion; White Lodging chief Dean White, No. 202 with $1.75 billion; and Simon Property Group co-founder Herb Simon, No. 317 with $1.25 billion."

Of those four, this Indianapolis Observer notes that three have received taxpayer-paid subsidies. Guess we all have a stake in their prosperity!


Paul K. Ogden said...

I guess you're not counting Cook. Cook got the French Lick casino in a twisted insider deal that is going to be coming to light. Of course that may end up biting him in the ass.

Indianapolis Observer said...

Yeah, I was just counting the Indianapolis goodies for our billionaires.