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No. 112: Richard Kinder (far right), 67, is worth an estimated $9.8 billion. Kinder made his money through his pipeline company Kinder Morgan.
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No. 219: Jeffrey Hildebrand, 53, is worth an estimated $5.5 billion. Hildebrand made his money with his energy company Hilcorp Energy. Hildebrand has had a big year in 2012 after Hilcorp sold several Gulf of Mexico assets for $550 million.
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No. 239: Dannine Avara (left), 48, is worth $5.1 billion. She is the daughter of the late Dan Duncan, who was the richest man in Houston. Duncan died in 2010.
No. 239: Scott Duncan, 29, is worth $5.1 billion, and he is the son of the late Dan Duncan, who was formerly the richest man in Houston. Duncan died in 2010.
No. 239: Milane Frantz, 42, is worth $5.1 billion, and she is the daughter of the late Dan Duncan, who was formerly the richest man in Houston. Duncan died in 2010.
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No. 239: Randa Williams, 50, is worth $5.1 billion. She is the daughter of the late Dan Duncan, who was formerly the richest man in Houston. Williams is worth $3.4 billion, and she is currently the director at Enterprise Products.
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No. 503: John Arnold, 38, is worth an estimated $2.8 billion. Arnold made his money as the head of the hedge fund Centaurus Advisors. However, his early trading days started at Enron, where he traded oil for the energy company. Once the company collapsed, he went into business for himself.
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No. 736: George P. Mitchell, 92, has been called the father of natural gas shale drilling. He was the first utilize horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking to break open rock formations in Texas. He is worth an estimated $2 billion.
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No. 831: Robert McNair, 75, is worth $1.8 billion, and he is known by most Houston residents as the owner of the Houston Texans. McNair made his fortune selling power operator Cogen Technologies to Enron in 1999.
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No. 882: Thomas Friedkin, 76, is worth $1.7 billion, according to Forbes. He made his money by having exclusive rights to import Toyota vehicles in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana Arkansas and Mississippi.
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No. 882: Tilman Fertitta, CEO of Landry's Inc. is worth an estimated $1.7 billion. He earned his money from his dining, hospitality and gaming company. He owns Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Saltgrass Steakhouse and Landry's Seafood House.
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No. 974: Joe Jamail, 86, is worth $1.5 billion, and according to Forbes, he is the richest practicing lawyer in America. He built his business on personal injury lawsuits.
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No. 1,031: Fayez Sarofim is worth an estimated $1.4 billion. He made his wealth in money management.
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No. 1175: Bud Adams, 89, made his money $1.2 billion in the oil business, but he is best known as the owner of the Tennessee Titans. He moved the Houston Oilers to Tennessee in 1997.
No. 1268: Daniel Harrison III is worth an estimated $1.1 billion, according to Forbes. He made his wealth in the oil and gas business.
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No. 831: Drayton McLane, 75, is worth an estimated $1.8 billion. He is best known around Houston as the former owner of the Houston Astros.
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No. 49: Michael Dell, 47, is worth an estimated $15.3 billion. He made his money on his computer company. Dell is a Houston native who now resides in Austin.
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No. 613: Mark Cuban, 54, is worth $2.4 billion, and he is best known for being the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He isn't from Houston, but he is a NBA World Champion.
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No. 527: Jerry Jones, 69, isn't from Houston, but Houstonians love to hate him. Jones is worth $2.7 billion, but despite all that money, he still hasn't won a Super Bowl in years.
IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil Corp. is raising CEO Rex W. Tillerson’s salary 6 percent to $2.72 million on Jan. 1.
The oil giant said in a regulatory filing that Tillerson will also get a bonus of $4.59 million and 225,000 shares of restricted stock.
Tillerson’s 2012 salary was $2.57 million, which was up from $2.39 million in 2011, according to previous filings.
Exxon said that about half the bonus will be paid in cash by year-end and the rest paid later through units that can be converted to cash based on a formula tied to cumulative quarterly earnings per share.
Half the restricted shares must be held for five years and half for 10 years or until retirement, whichever comes later. Tillerson is 60 and Exxon Mobil has an age-65 retirement rule, although it was waived for his predecessor, Lee R. Raymond.
In 2011, the last year for which full details are available, Tillerson received compensation worth $25.2 million, including salary, bonus, stock awards and other items. He has been CEO since 2006.
In the first nine months of 2012, Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, earned $34.93 billion, or 10 percent more than the same period last year, on revenue of $367.12 billion. Third-quarter earnings fell 7 percent from the same quarter in 2011, however, as the company produced less oil and gas at lower prices.
The weak global economy has dampened demand for oil, and strong production in the U.S. has held down natural gas prices.
Shares of the world’s largest publicly traded oil company fell 42 cents to close at $87.19. They have gained about 3 percent for the year.