Bill Gates Named Richest American For The 20th Year

Bill Gates
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is at the top of the Fortune 400 list, which is the annual list of America’s richest people.  This is Gates’ 20th year in a row.  His total net worth is at $72 billion, which is up $6 billion from last year.  Warren Buffett is in second place with $58.5 million, up $12.5 billion from last year.  Oracle Corporation chief executive officer Larry Ellison is at $41 billion.

Some of the other richest people in tech includes:

– founder Jeff Bezos – 12th place – $27.2 billion

– Google co-founders Larry Page / Sergey Brin – 13th / 14th place – combined $49.3 billion

– Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg – 20th place – $19 billion

– Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer – 21st place – $18 billion

– Dell founder Michael Dell – 25th place – $15.9 billion

– Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk – 61st place – $6.7 billion

[Source: Forbes / CNET]

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