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Epic Systems' Judy Faulkner is one of 10 Wisconsinites on Forbes' list of Richest Americans

Epic Systems' Judy Faulkner is one of 10 Wisconsinites on Forbes' list of Richest Americans


Ten Wisconsin residents are among the wealthiest people in the U.S., including Judy Faulkner, co-founder and chief executive of Epic Systems Corp., the mushrooming Verona electronic health records company, according to Forbes magazine.

In the 2014 Forbes 400: The Richest People in America, released Monday, Faulkner — whose age is listed as 71 — ranks No. 278, with a net worth of $2.3 billion, as estimated by Forbes.

Epic had $1.66 billion in revenues in 2013 and has nearly 8,000 employees. Faulkner had no comment on the report.

Nine other Wisconsinites exceed Faulkner’s alleged fortune, according to Forbes, based on figures from Sept. 30, 2014:

• No. 55: John Menard Jr., 74, Eau Claire, president and CEO of Menards home improvement supplies , $8.2 billion

• No. 92: Herbert Kohler Jr., 75, and family, Kohler, chairman and CEO of Kohler Co. plumbing products, $5.4 billion

• No. 155: Diane Hendricks, 67, Afton, cofounder and chairman of ABC Supply roofing materials, $3.5 billion

• No. 230: Five members of the Johnson family that own SC Johnson & Son cleaning products company, Racine, each with $2.7 billion

• No. 244: James Cargill II, 65, Birchwood, of Cargill agricultural products, $2.6 billion

Topping the 2014 list nationwide are Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $81 billion, and Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, with $67 billion.

Some of the rankings further down the line can shift from day to day, as net worth figures are computed daily, in real time.


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