SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight, by far the richest person in North Carolina, slipped 23 spots to No. 177 in Forbes magazines latest list of the worlds richest people.
Forbes estimated Goodnights net worth at $7.5 billion, down from $7.7 billion a year ago.
John Sall, co-founder of Cary-based SAS, ranked No. 408 on this years list at $3.7 billion. Last year his net worth was estimated at $3.8 billion, which ranked him 353rd.
One other North Carolinian made the list: C.D. Dick Spangler of Charlotte, who heads National Gypsum and is one of the largest individual shareholders of Bank of America, was ranked at No. 764 with $2.3 billion.