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Eph 400

The Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans is out. How many Ephs are on it? Excellent question! I see:

1) Edgar M Bronfman Sr ’50 at $3.2 billion. Bronfman never graduated from (was kicked out of?) Williams. Surely there is a story to be told . . .

2) Herb Allen ’62 at $2.0 billion. By the way, Allen is listed as a college drop-out. Does he have a degree from Williams or not?

3) Robert Rich Jr ’63 at $1.5 billion. Note also this great article.

4) George Steinbrenner III, ’52 at $1.3 billion.

Non-Ephs on the list with Eph connections include Robert Kraft (father of several Ephs including Trustee Jonathan Kraft ’86) and Matthew Bucksbaum grandfather to a current Eph and father-in-law to Williams Commencement (Re-)Speaker Thomas Friedman.

Here is a handy alphabetical list of all 400. Are there any Ephs we have missed? (Why doesn’t this tool provide a Williams option?)

Unfortunately, Steve Case ’80 is no longer on the list. Alas, $825 million isn’t what it used to be! Eph most likely to make this list someday? Chase Coleman ’97.

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#1 Comment By frank uible On September 24, 2007 @ 10:29 am

Money – how boring!

#2 Comment By ’91 On September 24, 2007 @ 11:21 am

Where’s the list of the 400 poorest Ephs?

#3 Comment By MikeyD223 On September 24, 2007 @ 11:30 am

The 400 poorest Ephs is certainly a list that I’d be on!!!!!

#4 Comment By Anonymous On September 24, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

The alumni directory for Herb Allen shows the following:

Local Degrees
Bachelor of Arts, 1962, Williams College, American Studies

So my guess is that he did earn a degree. Not sure why the Forbes profile does not reflect as such.

#5 Comment By Loweeel On September 24, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

Sheldon Adelson’s my cousin. Does that count? :)

#6 Comment By Anonymous On September 24, 2007 @ 7:29 pm

Any fashionable jet setter on “Skid Row”?

#7 Comment By strange On September 24, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

So, all of these guys graduated in the 1950-1962 window.

#8 Comment By frank uible On September 24, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

The best of all windows.

#9 Comment By Anonymous On September 24, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

Yes, before the Great Experiment.