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Neil Bluhm, $3.2 billion

Casino and real estate magnate Neil Bluhm co-founded the real estate company that built Water Tower Place. He is also the chairman of Midwest Gaming. With a net worth of $3.2 billion, he is the fourth-richest person in Illinois and 603rd in the world, according to Forbes' 2017 billionaires list. He is tied with Thomas Pritzker.

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