The minimum net worth needed to make this year’s list remains at $1.7 billion, unchanged from 2015. Bill Gates retains the top spot on The Forbes 400 for the 23rd consecutive year, with a net worth of $81 billion this year. Despite a fortune of $65.5 billion and being up $3.5 billion from 2015, Warren Buffett (No. 3)surrenders the runner-up spot that he has held for 15 years to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (No. 2), worth $67 billion. Bezos is the biggest gainer on the list; his fortune is up $20 billion from 2015, attributable to Amazon shares surging 56%. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (No. 4), worth $55.5 billion, made it into the top 5 for the first time.
Rounding out the top 5 is Larry Ellison (No. 5), worth $49.3 billion, up $1.8 billion from last year; Ellison drops from the number 3 rank for the first time since 2007.
Success of Immigrants.
The number of immigrants on The Forbes 400 has more than doubled since 1986; this year 42 slots (including three married couples) on The Forbes 400 list are occupied by naturalized citizens who immigrated to America. That represents 10.5% of the list, a significant number, considering that naturalized citizens make up only 6% of the U.S. population. Forbes 400 members came from 21 different nations, led by Israel (6), India (5), Hungary (4) and Taiwan (4).
Donald Trump fell 35 spots to No. 156 this year. Trump is worth $3.7 billion, down $800 million from last year, largely due to a decrease in New York real estate prices and new information about his holdings. the media company presents an asset-by-asset breakdown of his empire. The company has been tracking The Donald’s fortune since the debut of The Forbes 400 in 1982. His fortune is real, though by no means approaching the $10 billion that Trump continues to maintain he is worth.Follow @newslexpoint
List of 10 richest Americans, According to forbes
|Rank||Name||Wealth||$ change from 2015||Source of income|
|1||Bill Gates||$81 billion||Up $5 billion||Microsoft|
|2||Jeff Bezos||$67 billion||Up $20 billion||Amazon.com|
|3||Warren Buffet||$65.5 billion||Up $3.5 billion||Berkshire Hathaway|
|4||Mark Zuckerberg||$55.5 billion||Up $15.2 billion|
|5||Larry Ellison||$49.3 billion||Up $1.8 billion||Oracle|
|6||Michael Bloomberg||$45 billion||Up $6.4 billion||Bloomberg LP|
|7||Charles Koch||$42 billion||Up $1 billion||diversified|
|8||David Koch||$42 billion||Up $1 billion||diversified|
|9||Larry Page||$38.5 billion||Up $5.2 billion|
|10||Sergey Brin||$37.5 billion||Up $4.9 billion|
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