SWFL Wealthiest People

October 1, 2015 Posted by Matt

Wealthiest PeopleForbes magazine released its annual list of America’s 400 wealthiest individuals which includes a list of SWFL wealthiest people.  Shahid Kahn (Flex-N-Gate, Jacksonville Jaguars) is the highest Naples resident on the list coming in at #84 with $5.6 billion.  Next on the list is Reinhold Schmieding (Arthrex) at #135 with $4.1 billion.  Next on the list is Richard Schulze (Best Buy) at #234 with $2.8 billion and rounding out the list of SWFL’s wealthiest people is Tom Golisano (Paychex) at #293 with $2.3 billion. View the Full List.

Top 10 Wealthiest People in America

  1.  Bill Gates ($76 B – Microsoft)
  2.  Warren Buffet ($62 B – Berkshire Hathaway)
  3.  Larry Ellison ($47.5 B – Oracle)
  4.  Jeff Bezos ($47 B – Amazon)
  5.  Charles Koch ($41 B – diversified)
  6.  David Koch ($41 B – diversified)
  7.  Mark Zuckerberg ($40.3 B – Facebook)
  8.  Michael Bloomberg ($38.6 B – Bloomberg LP)
  9.  Jim Walton ($33.7 B – Walmart)
  10.  Larry Page ($33.3 B – Google)

One likely reason so many wealthy people live in Naples full time or have second (or third) homes in our area is due to the low tax rate.  Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.  Additionally, the property tax rate in Collier County is slightly over 1 percent.

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