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9 Georgians make Forbes' 2017 list of 400 richest people in America

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(WTVM) – Forbes has released its 2017 list of the 400 richest people in America. Of those 400, 9 are from right here in the Peach State.

Click here to view the full list of the 400 richest people in America.

Number one for the 24th consecutive year is Bill Gates, who is now worth $89 billion, up $8 billion from a year ago.

Below are the richest people in Georgia, their worth, and their claim to fame.

#39 -  Jim Kennedy - $12 billion – Atlanta, GA – Cox Enterprises

#144 – Bubba Cathy - $4.6 billion – Atlanta, GA – Chick-fil-A

#144 – Dan Cathy - $4.6 billion – Atlanta, GA – Chick-fil-A

#144 – Gary Rollins - $4.6 billion – Atlanta, GA – Rollins, Inc / Orkin

#144 – Randall Rollins - $4.6 billion – Atlanta, GA – Rollins, Inc / Orkin

#150 – Bernard Marcus - $4.5 billion – Atlanta, GA – Home Depot co-founder / Georgia Aquarium benefactor

#186 – Arthur Blank - $3.8 billion – Atlanta, GA – Home Depot co-founder / Atlanta Falcons owner

#359 – Ted Turner - $2.2 billion – Atlanta, GA - CNN founder / former Atlanta Braves owner

#388 – David Zalik -  $2 billion – Atlanta, GA - GreenSky

The minimum net worth to make The Forbes 400 list of richest Americans is now a record $2 billion, up from $1.7 billion a year ago.

The group’s total net worth climbed to $2.7 trillion, up from $2.4 trillion, and the average net worth rose to $6.7 billion, up from $6 billion. 

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