The 89-year-old owner of the Saints and Pelicans is No. 782 on a list of the richest people in the world compiled by Forbes Magazine.
Tom Benson has a reported net worth of $2.6 billion.
The global population of billionaires is now at a record 2,043.
Bill Gates tops the list with an estimated net worth of $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year.
Donald Trump's net worth is estimated at $3.5 billion, down one billion dollars Forbes reports, because of a slowdown in the real estate market. Trump slipped 220 slots to No. 544.