Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is the second-wealthiest person in Missouri, according to the annual Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans.
With an estimated net worth of $6.9 billion, Morris, 73, ranked No. 134 on the list released this week. That's up from his No. 181 spot on the 2020 Forbes 400, which estimated his net worth at $4.1 billion, according to past reporting.
Only Cargill shareholder Pauline MacMillan Keinath topped Morris in Missouri. Keinath, 87, ranked No. 106 with an estimated net worth of $8.2 billion.
The following Missourians are on the 2021 Forbes 400, listed by estimated net worth:
• No. 106 Pauline MacMillan Keinath, $8.2 billion;
• No. 134 Johnny Morris, $6.9 billion;
• No. 182 David Steward, World Wide Technology, $5.8 billion;
• No. 269 Jim McKelvey, Square, 4.2 billion;
• No. 318 Rodger Riney and family, Scottrade/TD Ameritrade, $3.6 billion; and
• No. 340 Jim Kavanaugh, World Wide Technology, $3.4 billion.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), again ranked No. 1 on the Forbes 400, with an estimated net worth of $201 billion. He's followed by Tesla's Elon Musk, at $190.5 billion, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, at $134.5 billion.
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