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Forbes Ranks Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Among Richest Americans

Shahid Khan.
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars owner Shad Khan

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made yet another Forbes list.

The financial magazine’s website is out with its annual list of the 400 richest people in America and Khan checks in at number 72, with an estimated worth of $7.1 billion.

Among the factoid’s Forbes mentions is Khan’s 300-foot yacht, the Kismet, which you may have noticed docked in front of the CSX building on Jacksonville’s Southbank over the weekend.  Forbes reports the ship took six years to build and was delivered at the end of 2014.

The top 5 richest Americans on Forbes list are:

1. Bill Gates, Microsoft, $89 billion

2. Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $81.5 billion

3. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $78 billion

4. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $71 billion

5. Larry Ellison, software, $59 billion

Khan has received quite a bit of ink in Forbes this year. He’s also listed at #158 in the Forbes 2017 Billionaires List and last month he made Forbes’ World’s 100 Greatest Living Minds list.

His Jacksonville Jaguars also moved up in the Forbes ranking of NFL teams last month.

Forbes calculated the Jaguars' value at $2.075 billion as of September 2017, ranking them at #25 in terms of financial worth among the 32 NFL teams and ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which were ranked  #28 at $1.975 billion.

Khan was also featured on a September Sports Illustrated Cover for his part in his team’s national anthem protest in London

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.