Jim Goodnight, CEO and co-founder of Cary business software firm SAS, was among three North Carolinians to make the latest iteration of Forbes magazine's list of the World's billionaires.
Goodnight, 70, by far the richest person in North Carolina, was ranked 154th with a net worth of $7.7 billion. That was up from an estimated $7.3 billion last year.
SAS co-founder John Sall, 64, was ranked 353rd on the global list with a fortune of $3.8 billion.
The only other North Carolinian to make the list was C.D. "Dick" Spangler, 80, of Charlotte, who ranked 670th with a fortune estimated at $2.2 billion.
The full list can be found here.