Forbes has compiled a list of the 400 richest Americans


Moscow. 4 Oct. Forbes magazine has compiled a list of the wealthiest Americans, and noted a record level of total wealth.

First place in the ranking kept the Microsoft co-founder bill gates. Its condition Forbes estimated at $81 billion.

In second place – the head and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, his condition edition of the $67 billion It earned for the year more than anyone in America, making it the second richest man in America. Bezos has pushed the CEO of holding company Berkshire Hathaway of Warren Buffett, who managed to hold second place for 15 years. Buffett, therefore, has shifted in the rankings to third place.

In fourth place with $55.5 billion settled the head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg. Meanwhile, the founder of Oracle Larry Ellison $49.3 billion took fifth place for the first time since 2007.

According to Forbes, 400 richest American entrepreneurs have achieved record levels, they become even richer than ever. Their total wealth increased to $2.4 trillion, and the average condition of the members of the list reached $6 billion.

The minimum level of wealth to get into the rankings in 2015, $1.7 billion according to Forbes, 153 billionaire “was too poor to enter the exclusive club”.

More than 10% of the participants ranking of the Top 400 (42 people) were born outside the United States: six people were immigrants from Israel, five from India, four from Hungary, and Taiwan. Immigrants from the richest – Google co-founder Sergey Brin. His parents brought him at the age of six in the United States from the Soviet Union. In the ranking of the Breen rounded out the top ten: his fortune is estimated at log, $37.5 billion

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