Ever wondered who the richest people are in Ohio and why they’re so rich? From named brand clothing companies you’re probably familiar with to processed cheese, these families are well versed in how to make a profit. The following are the eight richest people and families in Ohio and what they do.
1) The E.W. Scripps family
As of July 2014, the E.W. Scripps family's net worth was $7.5 billion, according to Forbes. The E.W. Scripps Company is headquartered inside the E.W. Scripps Center (pictured) in Cincinnati.
2) Leslie Wexner
Chairman and CEO of L Brands (formerly known as Limited Brands,) Wexner has a net worth of $7.3 billion as of July 2015, according to Forbes. Wexner resides in New Albany.
3) The Gund family
George Gund Jr. (pictured) of Cleveland serves as the CEO of the Gund Investment Corporation. As of July 2015, Forbes reports the Gund family has a net worth of approximately $3.4 billion.
4) The Schottenstein family
Jay Schottenstein of Columbus previously served as the chairman of American Eagle Outfitters Incorporated. Today, he serves as the head of the Schottenstein Stores Corporation and chairman of DSW Shoes. The family's net worth is estimated at $2.7 billion, according to Forbes, as of July 2015.
5) The Epprechts family
As of July 2014, this immigrated Swiss family's net worth was estimated at $2.1 billion, according to Forbes. The family resides in Hiram, and owns Great Lakes Cheese, a company that manufactures and distributes processed and natural cheeses to retailers and food services all across the country.
6) The Lindner family
Owner of the popular convenience store chain United Dairy Famers, Carl Lindner Jr. of Cincinnati and his family have an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion as of July 2014, according to Forbes.
7) The Farmer family
The CEO of the Cincinnati based company Cintas Corporation, Scott Farmer, and his family have a net worth of $1.5 billion as of July 2014, according to Forbes.
8) The Lewis family
Former CEO of Progressive Auto Insurance, Peter Lewis, died in 2013 but left his $1.4 billion net worth (as of July 2015) to his family in Mayfield Village, according to Forbes.
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