Here are the richest people in Georgia, according to Forbes’ 2022 billionaires list

ATLANTA — Can you guess who the richest people in Georgia are?

Forbes has released its yearly list of worldwide billionaires and out of 2,668 billionaires worldwide, 18 Georgia residents made the list, according to

They are business owners and tech titans, media moguls and restaurant founders -- and one very familiar Georgia filmmaker.

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Three are new to the list this year, including Trudy Cathy White, the only daughter of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy; Tope Awatona, the founder and CEO of scheduling software company Calendly; and Jeff Sprecher, founder and CEO of global stock exchange operator International Exchanges.


The richest Georgia billionaire is worth $8.6 billion.

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Here’s the full list:

Bernard Marcus, Home Depot: $8.7 billion

Jim Kennedy, Cox Enterprises: $7.8 billion

Arthur Blank, Home Depot/Atlanta Falcons: $7.1 billion

John Brown, medical equipment: $5.4 billion

Gary Rollins, pest control: $5.3 billion

Ben Chestnut, email marketing: $5 billion

Dan Kurzius, email marketing: $5 billion

Bubba Cathy, Chick-fil-A, net worth: $4.6 billion

Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A, net worth: $4.6 billion

Trudy Cathy White, Chick-fil-A: $4.6 billion

Ted Turner, cable television: $2.3 billion

Joe Rogers Jr., Waffle House: $2 billion

David Zalik, financial technology: $1.9 billion

Tope Awatona, scheduling software company Calendly: $1.4 billion

Sara Blakely, Spanx: $1.1 billion

Ronald Clarke, payments technology: $1.1 billion

Tyler Perry, movies and television: $1 billion

Jeff Sprecher, global stock exchange operator ICE: $1 billion