We got your billionaires right here: seven of them, according to the current Forbes 400 list. One fellow who hasn’t been there before: Joseph W. Craft III, CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, a Tulsa-based coal producer. (They don’t actually produce any coal in Tulsa.)
Our wealthiest Oklahoman remains George Kaiser, the bigger half of Kaiser-Francis Oil and the force behind Bank of Oklahoma: the K-Man comes in at 29th on the list with $9.4 billion. (BOk Financial, last I looked, was a top-50 bank holding company.) And before you ask, exactly one of the seven is not engaged in energy production: David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby.