Billions and billions and billions
The Twin Cities ranked 18 in Forbes's recent special report on the best places for business and careers. Apparently, the cost of living has reached 111 levels (out of 150). That shouldn't be a problem for Best Buy founder Richard Schulze, who takes first place (and 203rd in the world) on Forbes' list of the state's richest, with a net worth of $2.9 billion. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor ranks third, an entire billion behind Schulze. Best Buy, however, ranks 315 on the list of the 400 Best Big Companies, while the T-Wolves remain this season's most-disappointing NBA team.