New Orleans, La. - Saints owner Tom Benson makes Forbes' annual list of the Top 400 Richest Americans.
Benson comes in at No. 386 on this year's list. He shares that position with 14 other people who have a net worth of $1.3 billion. He's among 273 list makers considered "self-made" billionaires.
If $1.3 billion sounds like a lot of money, consider the richest Americans on the list.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has a net worth of $72 billion. Investor Warren Buffett comes in at No. 2 with $58.5 billion. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison rounds out the top three with $41 billion.
Jim Finks has been given his just due for escorting the New Orleans Saints franchise from the outhouse to the NFL penthouse.
Today's theme, at least in New Orleans, is out with the old and in with the new. The Hornets lost to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night to end a dismal 27-55 season, but on Thursday morning the New Orleans Pelicans are undefeated and looking skyward. At midnight, the Hornets turned into a pumpkin likely to be returned to Charlotte, and Tom Benson's new Pelicans franchise officially opened for business.