10 Pennsylvanians make Forbes’ list of richest people in US

From L-R: Arthur Dantchik, Maggie Hardy, Michael Rubin, Thomas Tull, Victoria Mars, John Middleton, and Jeffrey Lurie.

By Ashley Adams

January 5, 2024

A Republican mega-donor, a candy bar heiress, and the owners of two Philly sports teams are among those repping the commonwealth on Forbes’ most recent ranking of the richest people in the US. 

The nation’s 400 richest people collectively are worth $4.5 trillion, according to Forbes’ 2023 ranking of the wealthiest people in the US. Ten of them are billionaires who call the state of Pennsylvania home.

After losing a collective $500 billion in 2022, the nation’s top 400 wealthiest people are flush once again, having gained it all back and tying a record for highest net worth set in 2021. It takes at least $2.9 billion to make the list.

Elon Musk topped the list with a net worth of $251 billion. One name you won’t see on the list is former president Donald Trump, whose fortune fell 19% to $2.6 billion.

Here are the 10 Pennsylvania billionaires who cracked the Forbes 400, ranked accordingly:

Jeff Yass (28th)

Republican mega-donor Jeff Yass lives in Haverford and is a cofounder of Susquehanna International Group, one of Wall Street’s largest and most successful trading firms. Susquehanna has invested in hundreds of private companies globally, including TikTok parent ByteDance.

Yass’ net worth is $28.9 billion, down from $30 billion in 2022.

Michael Rubin (61st)

Michael Rubin lives in Bryn Mawr and is the founder and CEO of online sports merchandising retailer Fanatics. He is also the former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils.

Rubin’s net worth is $11.5 billion, up from $10.2 billion in 2022.

Victoria Mars (76th)

Victoria Mars lives in Philadelphia. She inherited her family’s candy company, Mars, Incorporated, along with her three sisters. In addition to sweets, the company also makes Ben’s Original rice and pet food, including Pedigree and Whiskas.

Mars’ net worth is $9.7 billion, up from $9.3 billion in 2022.

Arthur Dantchik (137th)

Dantchik lives in Gladwyne and co-founded Susquehanna International Group along with Yass.

Dantchik’s net worth is $7.3 billion, down from $7.5 billion in 2022.

Thomas Hagen (211th)

Thomas Hagen lives in Erie and is the chairman of Erie Indemnity, a publicly traded insurance company.

Hagen’s net worth is $5.2 billion, up from $4.4 billion in 2022.

Jeffrey Lurie (249th) 

Jeffrey Lurie lives in Wynnewood and is the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1994, Lurie took out a loan to buy the NFL team for $185 million. The team is now worth $4.9 billion.

Lurie’s net worth is $4.6 billion, up from $4.4 billion in 2022.

Maggie Hardy (278th)

Maggie Hardy lives in Belle Vernon and is the owner and CEO of 84 Lumber, one of the largest privately-owned building materials suppliers in the US.

Hardy’s net worth is $4.1 billion, up from $1.4 billion in 2022.

Mary Alice Dorrance Malone (304th)

Mary Alice Dorrance Malone lives in Coatesville and is the largest shareholder of the Campbell Soup Company. Malone is also the president of Iron Spring Farm, a horse breeding and training company with expansive properties in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Malone’s net worth is $3.7 billion, down from $3.9 billion in 2022.

John Middleton (304th)

John Middleton lives in Bryn Mawr and made his fortune selling his family’s tobacco business to Philip Morris’ parent, Altria, in 2007 for $2.9 billion in cash. Middleton also has a nearly 50% stake in the Philadelphia Phillies.

Middleton’s net worth is $3.7 billion, up from $3.4 billion in 2022.

Thomas Tull (379th)

Thomas Tull lives in Pittsburgh and is a former film financier and founder of production company Legendary Entertainment. His new investment holding company, Tulco, holds stakes in publicly traded medical apparel startup Figs and insurance brokerage Acrisure.

Tull also owns a valuable minority stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers and a collection of baseball memorabilia.

Tull’s net worth is $3 billion, up from $2.9 billion in 2022.

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  • Ashley Adams

    In her 16 years in the communications industry, Ashley Adams has worn many hats, including news reporter, public relations writer, marketing specialist, copy editor and technical writer. Ashley grew up in Berks County and has since returned to her roots to raise her three children.

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