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The RNC's Speaker List Includes Some Filthy Rich People

A partial list for Republican National Convention speakers was released Thursday and includes several businesspeople.

By Melissa Prax | July 15, 2016

Quite a few businesspeople are scattered throughout the list of GOP convention speakers.

Put their net worths together — at least the ones that are known — and you get more than $22.5 billion.

The Republican National Convention kicks off next week, and a partial list of 60-plus speakers was released Thursday with a few familiar faces. 

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Among the businessmen, there's oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm, real estate and casino owner Phil Ruffin, and Paypal's co-founder Peter Thiel. 

Those speakers and Donald Trump are all among the world's top 750 richest men.

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Three of Trump's children — Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka — who are all business executives, will be speaking on their father's behalf.

Trump Winery General Manager Kerry Woolard is the only other businesswoman aside from Ivanka Trump expected to speak. 

Tom Barrack, who founded the investment company Colony Capital, and UFC President Dana White will also likely make an appearance. 

Andy Wist is one speaker who no one seems to know anything about. We're mentioning him here because he reportedly owned the Wist Development Corp. at one point and is now president of a New York waterproofing company.

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