Apr 9, 2024 - News

🤑 Richest people in Louisiana

Image is two headshots of Gayle Benson and Todd Graves smiling at the camera.

Gayle Benson owns the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. Todd Graves founded Raising Cane's. Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images on left, Roy Rochlin/Getty Images on right

Forbes' annual billionaires list features two Louisianans this year: Gayle Benson and Todd Graves.

Why it matters: Benson was on last year's list, but it's the first time for Graves.

The big picture: Graves, 52, founded Raising Cane's in Baton Rouge and is one of the new American billionaires, Forbes says.

  • Taylor Swift and Earvin "Magic" Johnson also are new on the list.

Zoom in: Graves has an estimated worth of $9.1 billion, Forbes said, making him the richest person in Louisiana.

  • Benson, 77, owns the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans and has an estimated worth of $6.1 billion, according to Forbes.

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