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Who Are the 50 Richest People in Massachusetts?

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    A casino mogul, the owner of the New England Patriots, and the CEO of Fidelity Investments are among the most wealthy people in Massachusetts, according to a list released this week.

    AffluenceIQ, a database of high net-worth individuals run by Massinvestor, released its annual list of the "50 Richest People in Massachusetts" on Wednesday.

    Topping the list is 84-year-old Sheldon Adelson, a Boston native who still owns a $5 million residence in Newton. Adelson's net worth is $35.4 billion, according to AffluenceIQ.

    Next up at No. 2 is Abigail Johnson, the CEO of Fidelity Investments, with a net worth of $16 billion. She's followed by her father, Fidelity Chairman Edward Johnson III, at $8 billion. Rounding out the top five are financier John Grayken at $6.5 billion and Patriots owner Robert Kraft at $6.2 billion.

    Others of note who made the list:

    New Balance chairman James Davis at No. 6, with a net worth of $4.9 billion.

    Boston Red Sox and Boston Globe owner John Henry at No. 11, with a net worth of $2.5 billion.

    Auto magnate Herb Chambers at No. 15, with a net worth of $1.7 billion.

    Wayfair co-chairman and CEO Niraj Shah at No. 22, with a net worth of $1.25 billion.

    Real estate developer Stephen Karp at No. 24, with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

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    EMC co-founder and former Pittsburgh Penguins owner Roger Marino at No. 25, with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

    Businesswoman and philanthropist Teresa Heinz, wife of former Secretary of State John Kerry, at No. 28, with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

    Auto CEO Ernie Boch Jr. at No. 30, with a net worth of $1.1 billion.

    Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman at No. 34, with a net worth of $1 billion.

    Samuel Adams founder James Koch at No. 38, with a net worth of $840 million.

    Retired General Electric CEO Jack Welch at No. 41, with a net worth of $720 million.

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    Market Basket CEO Arthur T. DeMoulas at No. 45, with a net worth of $675 million.

    HP Hood CEO John Kaneb at No. 46, with a net worth of $600 million.

    Businessman and philanthropist David Mugar at No. 47, with a net worth of $600 million.

    Television executive and Red Sox minority owner Tom Werner at No. 50, with a net worth of $600 million.

    To see the full Top 50 list, click here.


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