Radio, Music Folks Make Forbes Billionaire List
March 13, 2006 at 5:52 AM (PT)
FORBES magazine's annual list of the world's richest people once again includes some radio and music industry figures, with MICROSOFT's BILL GATES leading the list at a net worth of $50 billion and his MICROSOFT co-founder and VULCAN VENTURES/SPORTING NEWS RADIO owner PAUL ALLEN sixth at $22 billion.
Also on the list: MICROSOFT's STEVE BALLMER (24th), COX RADIO owners ANNE COX CHAMBERS and BARBARA COX ANTHONY (29th), VIACOM and CBS CORP.'s SUMNER REDSTONE (63rd), NEWS CORP.'s RUPERT MURDOCH (who owns DUTCH radio's CLASSIC FM and RADIO VERONICA) (84th), NEW YORK Mayor and BLOOMBERG RADIO owner MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ($5.1 billion).
VENEVISION's CISNEROS family (part-owners of UNIVISION) (114th), former ASYLUM and GEFFEN RECORDS boss and DREAMWORKS SKG co-founder DAVID GEFFEN (140th), APPLE's STEVE JOBS (140th), AMAZON's JEFF BEZOS (147th), Canadian enterpreneur and radio owner JIM PATTISON (194th), UNIVISION's JERRY PERENCHIO (240th), VIRGIN and V2 founder RICHARD BRANSON (245th), HEARST CORP.'s WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST III (382nd) and HEARST heirs GEORGE JR. and AUSTIN HEARST (410th), talk show host and XM SATELLITE RADIO channel namesake OPRAH WINFREY (562nd), HUBBARD BROADCASTING's STANLEY HUBBARD (645th), CLEAR CHANNEL co-founder RED MCCOMBS (645th), and ROY DISNEY (645th).
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