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Fewer Illinois billionaires make Forbes 400 list

Fewer Illinois billionaires make Forbes 400 list

If you've noticed fewer billionaires shopping for caviar at your local supermarket, you're not mistaken — Illinois has three fewer representatives among the nation's 400 wealthiest residents than it did last year, according to Forbes magazine.

While the state's richest man, Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin, upped his net worth from $5.5 billion to $7 billion to become the 69th richest American, Illinois' third and fourth richest residents last year, brothers J. Christopher Reyes and Jude Reyes, both moved to Florida.

And Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky fell off the list entirely. His estimated fortune of $1.6 billion last year fell below the $1.7 billion needed to...