400 richest Americans
includes nothing but billionaires. And two North Carolina technology leaders are on the list.
Jim Goodnight and John Sall, who co-founded Cary-based SAS 30 years ago, rank 52nd and 140th respectively. Forbes estimated the two entrepreneur's holdings at $4.5 billion and $2.2 billion.
C.D. Spangler, Jr. of Charlotte ranks 117th with a fortune estimated at $2.5 billion.
Racing magnate Bruton Smith of Speedway Motorsports and Sonic Automotive ranks 278th at $1.4 billion.
The 400 billionaires' wealth totals $1.25 trillion, up from $1.12 trillion a year ago.
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