Yuengling Owner Makes Forbes Richest List

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POTTSVILLE — Pottsville businessman Dick Yuengling finds his name on a pretty prestigious list.

Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest people in America is now out and on it is the owner of the famous Yuengling beer brand.

Forbes puts Yuengling’s net worth at $1.4 billion.

Dick Yuengling purchased the family brewery in Pottsville from his father in 1985.

Back then,  the company sold about 137, 000 barrels of beer per year, now the company pushes out more than 3 million barrels anually.