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Hedge fund CEO tops Forbes list of richest Illinoisans

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A Chicago hedge fund CEO once again leads the Forbes list of the richest Illinoisans. 

Citadel CEO Ken Griffin leads in Illinois with an estimated $8 billion in total net worth. He is in 166th place, far behind Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' $86 billion net worth. 

Others on the list include real estate magnate and former Chicago Tribune owner Sam Zell, Hyatt heir and potential 2018 gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, and real estate/casino owner Neil Bluhm. 

The list is largely dominated by billionaires from the Chicagoland area. View the list here

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