The widow of Cook Group Inc. founder Bill Cook is now even higher on the list of the world’s billionaires than last year.
80 year old Gayle Cook, is ranked 240th among the world’s billionaires with a net worth of $5.8 billion in Forbes’ annual list of the planet’s richest people.
Last year she was $4 Billion dollars down at 329th.
There were four Hoosiers on the last of the 1,645 billionaires in the world.
In addition to Cook, there was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, retail real estate developer Herb Simon, and hotelier Dean White.
The combined net worth of all the billionaires on the list is $6.4 trillion, according to Forbes.