SAS boss Jim Goodnight's billions are enough to put him at No. 141 of Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest people.
With an estimated net worth of $6.9 billion, the SAS CEO and co-founder remains the richest North Carolinian, and one of only three Tar Heels on the Forbes list.
His SAS colleague John Sall ranks at No. 323 with $3.4 billion.
Last fall, on Forbes list of the richest Americans, those estimates put Goodnight at No. 35, with Sall at No. 91.
Goodnight and Sall met at N.C. State and started SAS in 1976. The company sells software that allows banks, retailers, government agencies and other customers analyze vast amounts of data to spot trends and hone strategy.