Forbes has released their list of the 400 richest Americans where this year, even one BILLION dollars wasn’t enough to land you on the list. As we’ve heard, the rich are getting richer with the minimum net worth on this list being $1.3 billion dollars compared to $300 million last year.
Topping the list, as expected, is Bill Gates with a net worth of over 59 Billion. Coming in 2nd place with a net worth of $52 billion is Gates’ close friend, Warren Buffet. There are a handful of other names and companies found in the top 400 that are familiar in the tech World, and within that list were four from Microsoft, five from Google, two from eBay and two from Yahoo.
Take a look below at some of those familiar names and companies. You’ll notice that both Sergey Brin and Larry Page are on the list ranked at #5. Compared to last year, their net worth increased by $4.4 billion and $4.5 billion respectively. Just with the 16 individuals below, they have a combined net worth of 184 Billion! If we were to add up the net worth of the entire Forbes 400 list, it would be $1.54 trillion. Now that’s a lot of money!
|1||Bill Gates||59 Billion||Microsoft|
|5||Sergey Brin||18.5 Billion|
|5||Larry Page||18.5 Billion|
|8||Michael Dell||17.2 Billion||Dell|
|11||Paul Allen||16.8 Billion||Microsoft|
|16||Steve Ballmer||15.2 Billion||Microsoft|
|32||Pierre Omidyar||8.0 Billion||eBay|
|35||Jeffrey Bezos||8.7 Billion||Amazon.com|
|48||Eric Schmidt||6.5 Billion|
|68||Gordon Moore||4.5 Billion||Intel|
|204||Omid Kordestani||2.2 Billion|
|239||David Filo||2.0 Billion||Yahoo|
|261||Jerry Yang||1.9 Billion||Yahoo|
|271||Kavitark Shriram||1.8 Billion|
|271||Theodore Waitt||1.8 Billion||Gateway|
|361||Margaret Whitman||1.4 Billion||eBay|