Map Of Colorado Photo Credit: 200mm (iStock).

Photo Credit: 200mm (iStock).

Forbes released its 35th annual billionaire list on Tuesday, which now includes 2,755 people – up from 2,095 people last year. Nine of the people on the list live in Colorado and together, they've got $41.6 billion – slightly less than Canada's David Thomson, with $41.8 billion and worldwide rank of 33rd. At the time the list was compiled, Jeff Bezos was the richest man in the world with $177 billion.

Here's a look at who they are:

  1. Philip Anschutz, Denver (Rank: 224); Investor and businessman in energy, rail, real estate, sports, newspapers, & more. Net worth: $10.1 billion
  2. Charles Ergen, Denver (Rank: 241); Co-founder and chairman of Dish Network and EchoStar. Net worth: $9.6 billion
  3. John Malone, Elizabeth (Rank: 316); Former CEO of Tele-Communications. Net worth: $7.8 billion
  4. Mark Stevens, Steamboat Springs (Rank: 807); Silicon Valley venture capitalist; with Sequoia Capital during Google, Yahoo Nvidia, and Youtube investments. Net worth: $3.7 billion
  5. Pat Stryker, Fort Collins (Rank: 1008); Stryker Corporation and founder of the Bohemian Foundation. Net worth: $3 billion
  6. James Leprino, Indian Hills (Rank: 1008); Leprino Foods chairman, owner of world's largest mozzarella cheese maker. Net worth: $3 billion
  7. Kenneth Tuchman, Denver (Rank: 1111); Call center outsourcing TTEC founder. Net worth: $2.8 billion
  8. Gary Magness, Denver (Rank: 1931); Investor in cable television and movie production. Net worth: $1.6 billion
  9. Thomas Bailey, Aspen (Rank: 2378); formerly of Janus. Net worth: $1.2 billion.

See the full list of billionaires here.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run.


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DARN! I'm not related to any of them.

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