Florida entrepreneurs named among America’s wealthiest

Forbes magazine today released its annual list of America’s 400 wealthiest people, and Southwest Floridians were well represented. Among them:

  • Shahid Kahn, founder of Flex-N-Gate auto parts maker and Jacksonville Jaguars owner. Net worth: $5.6 billion.
  • Reinhold Schmieding, founder of the Naples-based Arthrex. Net worth: $4.1 billion.
  • Richard Schulze, Best Buy founder. Net worth: $2.8 billion.
  • Tom Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex payroll services. Net worth: $2.3 billion.

What do all these guys have in common? Forbes lists the source of their wealth as “self-made.” Talk about entrepreneurship!

 You can see the full list and extended coverage here: http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/