Forbes experts ranked the richest Americans. The general condition of the Forbes 400 participants rose to a record $ 2.9 trillion (an increase of 7% from the previous year). Half of this wealth is owned by 45 of the richest Americans.
Below we describe the 5 richest people in the United States:
- Jeff Bezos
Wealth: $160 billion
Source of wealth: Amazon
Jeff Bezos is an American entrepreneur, the head and founder of the Internet company Amazon.com, the founder and owner of the aerospace company Blue Origin and the owner of the publishing house The Washington Post.
- Bill Gates
Wealth: $97 billion
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Bill Gates is an American entrepreneur and public figure, philanthropist, one of the founders (with Paul Allen) and the former largest shareholder of Microsoft. Until June 2008, he was the head of the company, after leaving his post he remained in the position of its non-executive chairman of the board of directors.
- Warren Buffett
Wealth: $88.3 billion
Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Warren Buffett is an American entrepreneur, the largest in the world and one of the most famous investors. The largest benefactor in the history of mankind. In June 2010, Buffett announced the donation of more than $97 billion, to five charitable foundations.
- Mark Zuckerberg
Wealth: $61 billion
Source of wealth: Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg is an American programmer, an entrepreneur in the field of Internet technologies, a dollar billionaire, one of the developers and founders of the Facebook social network. Now he is the head of Facebook Inc.
- Larry Ellison
Wealth: $58.4 billion
Source of wealth: technologies
Larry Ellison is a US entrepreneur, co-founder, chairman of the board of directors and director of technology at Oracle, former CEO of Oracle (1976–2014), the largest shareholder of NetSuite (absorbed by Oracle in 2016 for $9.3 billion), investor of the company Salesforce.com.