Bill gates tops list of richest Americans according to Forbes magazine
The condition of one of the founders of the company Microsoft is estimated at $88,9 billion.
NEW YORK, June 22. /TASS/. American entrepreneur, philanthropist and one of the founders of Microsoft bill gates topped the list of the richest people in the United States. According to published Wednesday by Forbes magazine rating the main of the wealthy each of the 50 States of the country, as bill gates (Washington state) is now estimated at $88,9 billion.
Co-founder of Microsoft is the richest man in the world.
The founder of the American Internet company Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who also lives in Washington, took second place among the richest residents of the state ($83,3 billion). In Nebraska, the most wealthy resident of the recognized investor Warren Buffett ($76.2 bn). The youngest American rich man again became the founder of social network Facebook 33-year-old mark Zuckerberg, who is also the richest resident of California ($62.4 billion).
The wealthiest new Yorker is still the ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg ($50.7 billion), while in Arkansas the main rich is Jim Walton ($38.5 billion) — the son of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, which owns the world’s largest network of wholesale and retail trade. His sister, Alice Walton lives in Texas and is recognized there is a rich resident ($38.2 billion).
The wealthiest among compatriots in Nevada was the businessman Sheldon Adelson ($35.6 billion), which is considered to be one of the main sponsors of the Republican party. In Virginia, most of the money managed to save Jacqueline Mars ($27.6 billion), granddaughter of the founder of the confectionery Corporation Mars, Frank Mars. But his grandson John Mars was the main rich of Wyoming ($27.6 billion).
The oldest American rich man in the Forbes list was the 91-year-old Leslie Lampton of Mississippi ($760 million). The Lampton back in 1954, established the oil company Ergon, which at that time was only two people. Now employs about 2.5 thousand employees.
In seven American States weren’t billionaires, the richest of their inhabitants managed to save a maximum of several hundred million dollars.
While in Alaska I live the two most “poor” among the current rich list Forbes is the co-owners of a construction company Leonard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini ($340 million counts each). The total state of all 52 participants in the Forbes rating is more than $745 billion Since last year, this figure increased by $1.7 billion.