You’ll recognize many of the same names and faces at the top of the latest forms 400 list of the wealthiest individuals in America. Bill Gates is at the top of the list, and this is his 20th year in a row. His net worth is currently $72 billion. Next on the list is Warren Buffett, followed by Larry Ellison of Oracle, the David and Charles Koch are a tie for fourth place, and the Walton clan – of Walmart fame – occupy spots six through nine.
Michael Bloomberg, New York City Mayor is in 10th place at $31 billion. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos comes in it 12th place. Larry Page and Sergei Brin of Google fame ranks 13th and 14th. Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook is the 20th person on the list, and his current net worth is $19 billion.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, recently lost ground to Carlos Slim, finance and technology tycoon from Mexico, as the world’s richest person, but he’s actually regained the global top spot as well.
According to Forbes:
“The 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02 trillion, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Russia. That is a gain of $300 billion from a year ago, and more than double a decade ago. The average net worth of list members is a staggering $5 billion, $800 million more than a year ago and also a record. The minimum net worth needed to make the 400 list was $1.3 billion. The last time it was that high was in 2007 and 2008, before property and stock market values began sliding. Because the bar is so high, 61 American billionaires didn’t make the cut.”