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Forbes' list of World's Billionaires includes 3 very wealthy Austinites

3 very wealthy Austinites land on Forbes' list of World Billionaires

Forbes' annual list of The World's Billionaires features three very wealthy locals from three very different industries.

Michael Dell, the former University of Texas at Austin student turned PC impresario, is estimated to have a net worth of $19.2 billion earning him a No. 47 spot on Forbes' billionaires roundup. The chairman and CEO of Dell was also named the 25th richest person in America last year. 

Austin's own John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of both Paul Mitchell hair care products and Patron tequila, is also among the richest people in the world. DeJoria's estimated $2.8 billion fortune netted him a No. 663 spot on the list. 

David Booth, co-founder of the Austin-based Dimensional Fund Advisors, has a net worth of $1.6 billion. Booth jumped more than 100 spots from 2014, coming it at No. 1190 on this year's Forbes' World's Billionaires list.

John Paul DeJoria
Paul Mitchell and Patron co-founder John Paul DeJoria is on the list. Wikimedia Commons