OFFICIAL FORBES LIST: 2017 Top 10 Richest Persons In United States Virgin Islands

10.Samuel Baptiste – $510M

Samuel Baptiste (born December 19, 1963, in Saint Croix) is a United States Virgin Islands politician and businessman. He was most recently a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands in 2010 as the running mate of Senator Adlah Donastorg.

Samuel Baptiste was born on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on December 19, 1963. His mother, Elaine Baptiste was from Willikies, Antigua, while his father, Lennard Baptiste, was originally from the town of Castle Bruce, Dominica. He was raised in Frederiksted, where he attended Claude O. Markoe Elementary School and Arthur Richards Junior High School. Baptiste graduated from high school in Florida.

Baptiste enlisted in the U.S. Army following his graduation from high school. He remained a member of the Army for thirteen years. He was based with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Baptiste was honorably discharged in March 1997.

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