Phyllis Taylor, wife of the late Taylor Energy founder
Patrick Taylor, is No. 297 on the Forbe’s Magazine’s list of 400 wealthiest Americans. She is the only Louisiana resident to make the list, which included Americans with a minimum net worth of $1.3 billion.
Taylor, 66, is now owner of New Orleans-based Taylor Energy and carries a net worth of $1.6 billion, according to the magazine. Taylor Energy is the largest privately held oil and gas company operating in the Gulf of Mexico, producing 6.5 million barrels of oil and natural gas equivalent each year.