7 Marylanders Make “Forbes 400 List of Richest Americans”

by MCS Staff

Forbes recently released its annual list of “The Forbes 400 Richest People in America” and 7 Marylanders have made it on this year’s list. Fortunes were calculated using stock prices from September 2, 2022. For more details on the list see here; for the methodology see here. Below, you’ll see the Marylanders that made the list:

143. Stephen Bisciotti (Owner, Baltimore Ravens) Net Worth: $6.4 Billion

  • Steve Bisciotti worked in staffing for a year after college before starting Allegis Group in 1983 with his cousin, fellow billionaire Jim Davis.
  • What started in a basement has evolved into the largest staffing firm in the U.S., with $12.3 billion in yearly revenue.
  • Bisciotti also owns the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, worth $3.4 billion. The team most recently won a Super Bowl title in 2013.
  • Bisciotti, who was raised by a single mother in Baltimore, went to college at nearby Salisbury State University.
  • Growing up, Bisciotti played football, basketball, and baseball; today he also enjoys golfing and boating.

143. Ted Lerner & Family (Owner, Washington Nationals) Net Worth: $6.4 Billion

  • In 1952, a 26-year-old Ted Lerner borrowed $250 from his wife to start a real estate company, selling homes for developers.
  • He sold 22,000, then decided to become a builder. Today his Lerner Enterprises is among the largest owners of real estate in the Washington, D.C area.
  • Since 2006 Lerner has owned the Washington Nationals baseball team. In June 2018, Ted passed control of the team to son Mark.
  • The family donates to charities including Children’s National Hospital in DC, George Washington University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
  • During law school, Lerner sold real estate on weekends to help support his widowed mother and younger siblings.

158. Mitchell Rales (Manufacturing, investments) Net Worth: $5.8 Billion

  • Mitchell Rales and his brother Steven acquired a real estate investment trust in 1983 and merged it into the firm Danaher.
  • Over the years they acquired more than three dozen companies and turned Danaher into an industrial firm with $29.45 billion in revenues.
  • In July 2016, Danaher spun off its industrial technologies, measurement and petroleum businesses into Fortive Corporation.
  • Mitchell Rales retired from his position at Fortive Corp. in 2021 but he is still chairman of Danaher’s executive committee.
  • In June, he and his brother each transferred Danaher shares worth more than $1.5 billion to their charitable foundations.

211. Dan Snyder (Owner, Washington Commanders) Net Worth: $4.9 Billion

  • Dan Snyder initially made his fortune with a marketing business, Snyder Communications, that he started as a college dropout.
  • After taking the company public in 1996, Snyder sold it to French firm Havas for $2.1 billion in stock in 2000.
  • In 1999, he bought the NFL’s Washington DC franchise for $750 million, borrowing $350 million to do so; it’s now worth $4.2 billion.
  • After years of controversy over the Native American origins of the team’s former name, the Redskins, Snyder renamed the team the Commanders in 2022.
  • In 2019, Snyder made waves with his new $192 million yacht Lady S, which has an IMAX theater.
  • Snyder cleaned and mopped the floors at the cafeteria inside the National Institute for Health as a high school student.

244. Jim Davis (Staffing, Recruiting ) Net Worth: $4.3 Billion

  • Jim Davis is cofounder of Allegis Group, the largest staffing firm in the U.S.
  • He founded Allegis (then called Aerotek) in 1983 with his cousin Steve Bisciotti, who is also a billionaire.
  • Allegis now has offices on four continents and boasts an annual revenue of $12.3 billion.
  • Through Redwood Capital, the cousins also invest in everything from retirement communities to propane distribution.

285. Bernard F. Saul (Banking, Real Estate) Net Worth: $3.9 Billion

  • B. Francis Saul II inherited his grandfather’s property management firm, B.F. Saul Company, and turned it into a real estate empire.
  • B.F. Saul Company owns 9.8 million square feet of retail and office space across the country along with 19 hotels.
  • He also owns The Hay-Adams, a 5-star hotel across the road from the White House that brands itself as “discreetly luxurious.”
  • He sold Chevy Chase Federal Savings Bank to Capital One in 2009 for $476 million.
  • The majority of his real estate portfolio is managed through Saul Centers, a publicly traded REIT.

332. David Rubenstein (Private Equity) Net Worth: $3.3 Billion

  • David Rubenstein is one of three billionaire founders of private equity firm Carlyle Group, which is approaching $400 billion in assets under management.
  • He cofounded Carlyle in 1987 with William Conway Jr. and Daniel D’Aniello. He now serves as non-executive co-chairman.
  • Rubenstein got his start as a Carter Administration official and later became an attorney.
  • In the early days Rubenstein raised the money and managed Carlyle’s stable of advisers, which included George H.W. Bush.
  • He donated $18.5 million in 2016 to restore the Lincoln Memorial and expand exhibits and research there.

The full list can be seen here. Featured photo courtesy of Forbes.

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