Posted: 3:52 am Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Forbe’s List Of Billionaires Includes Seven In Bay Area 

By Ann Kelly

The Forbes list of the richest people is now over 2,000, and seven of those live in the Bay area. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is #1 on the list, and in the Bay area we have Edward DeBartolo Jr.; from the world of biotech Robert Duggan; Kenneth Feld; Todd Christopher, who owned Vogue International; Ronald Wanek, owner of Ashley Furniture; Thomas James, chairman emeritus of Raymond James Financial; and Howard Jenkins, former chairman of Publix Super Markets and son of Publix’s founder George Jenkins. There’s more on the story in the Tampa Bay Times.

Waiting in Airside C at Tampa International Airport is getting tastier. The airside is home to Southwest, Spirit and Frontier Airlines and has five new restaurants opening this week that include the second locations for Goody and Ulele, as well as Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana, Louis Pappas and Fitlife Foods.

The body of one of the two missing boaters was found yesterday in the waters to the west of Egmont Key. Andrew Dillman was a crew member on board a chartered yacht with 15 students from Colorado State University. They still have not found Jie Luo, one of those students.

Searchers found the body of Tricia Freeman who police say died at the hands of her daughter’s boyfriend. Roy Nichols confessed to killing Freeman, and he’ll face second degree murder charges. Her daughter Kayla Coyler will be charged with accessory to murder.

There’s a new Muppet on Sesame St. “Julia” was introduced recently to Big Bird and the rest of the residents. Julia has autism, and the creators of Sesame St hope she helps raise awareness of the disease.