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Show me the money. Big names in the footwear industry once again earned strong representation on Forbes’ annual “Richest People in America” issue, with Nike Chairman Phil Knight (worth $11.1 billion) coming in at No. 23, the highest spot of anyone in the shoe game. Victor Fung ($3.55 billion) of powerhouse Li & Fung — which snatched up Jimlar over the summer and signed four licensing deals, including one with Rachel Zoe — also made the cut, alongside Jim Davis of New Balance ($1.8 billion). Rounding out the ranking of footwear players was No. 365, Sidney Kimmel ($1.1 billion) of Jones Apparel Group, Ralph Lauren ($4.4 billion) and a bevy of retailers, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ($12.6 billion), the Gap’s Doris and John Fisher ($2.3 billion and $1.25 billion, respectively) and Richard Hayne ($1.3 billion) of Urban Outfitters. — With contributions from Katie Abel, Elizabeth Denton and Barbara Schneider-Levy

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