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Treasure Coast Essay

Our own billionaires

The Forbes magazine 2012 list of the 400 richest Americans includes three and a half residents of the Treasure Coast.  I’ll explain that “half” in a bit.  At Number 229 is Albert Lee Ueltschi, 95, of Vero Beach with a net worth of $2.1 billion.  He created FlightSafety International, a major provider of aviation service, and supports charities that help the blind.  Also of Vero Beach is Alfred James Clark, 84, at Number 328 with a net worth of $1.4 billion.  His Clark Enterprises builds sports stadiums and other imposing structures.   New to the list is Charlotte Colket Weber, 69. of Hobe Sound at Number 360 with a net worth of $1.2 billion.  She is the granddaughter of Campbell Soup founder John T. Dorrance and owns Live Oak Stud, a 45-hundred acre spread in Ocala.  The “half” Treasure Coast resident is H. James Huizenga, 74, at Number 190 with a net worth of $2.4 billion.   The former owner of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins, is listed by Forbes as a Fort Lauderdale resident.  But he still owns a home in south St. Lucie County.  For 88.9 FM, this is Paul Janensch.