Forbes magazine says for the fourth straight year, local billionaire Les Wexner is the wealthiest man in Ohio.
Forbes' list of the world's 400 wealthiest people puts Wexner at number 172, with a net worth of 7.5 billion dollars, up from 244th in last year's ranking and 5.7 billion in net worth. The magazine says the Ohio State University trustee and founder of L Brands was ranked 83rd in 2012 and 276th in 2013. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tops the list, with a net worth of over 79 billion dollars. Forbes says there were a record 18 hundred billionaires in the world last year, up by nearly 200 over the previous year.