HOUSTON — Eleven Houston-based billionaires made the 2019 Forbes 400, down from 12 last year.
The cutoff to make the list of the 400 richest Americans is a net worth of $2.1 billion, the same as last year, according to Forbes. Former Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander just made the cutoff last year but fell below that mark this year. As of Oct. 5, his real-time net worth was $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.
Another change on this year's list is the addition of Janice McNair, widow of Houston Texans founder Bob McNair, who previously appeared multiple times on the Forbes 400 list (tying for No. 200 with a net worth of $3.8 billion on last year's list) before his death in November 2018.
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