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Trump Didn't Make This List, and He's Not Happy

Former president slams 'Forbes' after not making it into the magazine's top 400 billionaires

(Newser) - This year's Forbes 400 list of America's richest came out last week, and the magazine notes the "superrich are riding high again," making back $500 billion they collectively lost last year. Elon Musk tops the list with his $251 billion, followed by the usual suspects of...

Even With $2.5B, Oprah Isn't Among 400 Richest in US

Kanye West doesn't make the cut, either, though Donald Trump does

(Newser) - Donald Trump has found his way back onto Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. The former president was excluded in 2021 for the first time in 25 years. But with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion—up from $2.5 billion last year—he's back for...

Guess Who's Not on the Forbes 400 List
Trump Fails to Make
Forbes 400 List

Trump Fails to Make Forbes 400 List

For the first time in 25 years

(Newser) - For the first time in a quarter-century, Donald Trump failed to make the Forbes 400 this year. The former president made the list of the wealthiest Americans every year from 1996 to 2020 (as well as 1982 to 1989), USA Today reports. The cutoff to make the list rose from...

For First Time in 24 Years, a New No. 1 on Forbes 400

Jeff Bezos unseats Bill Gates

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person in modern history , and on Wednesday came another milestone for the Amazon founder: For the first time since 1994, Bill Gates has been unseated at the top of the Forbes 400. Bezos is the first new No. 1 in 24 years, with a...

America's Richest Got $800M Richer Last Year

And more facts and figures from the Forbes 400 list that will make you sad

(Newser) - Forbes has dropped its annual Forbes 400 list, full of names and numbers to make you feel even worse about the state of your bank balance. Some highlights:
  • With a net worth of $72 billion, Bill Gates is once again the richest person in America, now holding the top spot

Net Worth of 400 Richest Americans Jumped 13%
Net Worth of 400 Richest Americans Jumped 13% 

Net Worth of 400 Richest Americans Jumped 13%

And those 400 now make up 1/8 of the US economy

(Newser) - It was a good year for America's 400 richest people, who saw their net worth jump 13% to $1.7 trillion, according to Forbes' latest " Forbes 400 " list. For a little context, Reuters notes that that means their combined net worth represents roughly one-eighth of the entire...

8 (Out of 400) Billionaires Say Yes to Higher Taxes

Most just ignored the question from Salon

(Newser) - Salon sent queries to every single billionaire on the Forbes 400 asking whether they would be willing to pay more taxes. The results: Eight said yes (including Buffett), one said no (Charles Koch), and a few offered qualified answers somewhere in between. The other 390 or so—including Oprah,...

Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Steve Jobs

Facebook founder leapfrogs Apple chief on list of billionaires

(Newser) - Bill Gates is still the richest man in America but Mark Zuckerburg is moving up in the rankings, according to the latest Forbes rich list. The 26-year-old Facebook founder, with an estimated fortune of $6.9 billion, is now in 35th place, surging ahead of Apple's Steve Jobs, who came...

Ponzi Loot Puts Madoff Client Among Richest Americans

Picower made $7.2B, lands on Forbes list

(Newser) - Jeffry Picower is a secretive guy, which must have made his turn in the spotlight this week all the more uncomfortable. The former lawyer, who was already being sued for $5.1 billion in alleged profits from Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, cracked Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans...

'Billionaire Bloodbath' Costs America's Super-Rich $300B

Mere multi-millionaires make it into Forbes 400 as slowdown shrinks fortunes

(Newser) - America's 400 richest people became a whole lot poorer over the last 12 months, according to the latest Forbes list. Their total wealth fell by a whopping $300 billion to a total $1.27 trillion, with 314 of the 400 experiencing a fall in fortunes. A Forbes editor described the...

Market Meltdown Reshapes Forbes Rich List

Buffett bumps Gates in redrawn rankings of world's wealthiest

(Newser) - The mortgage meltdown has certainly hit middle-class Americans hard but hasn't spared the uber-wealthy, Bloomberg reports. Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s net worth shed $4 billion between Aug. 29 and Oct. 1, for instance, while Warren Buffett overtook Bill Gates, whose net worth declined $1.5 billion, as...

Billionaire Dies After Fall at Building Site

Ken Hendricks, 66, built ABC Supply Co. into home-supply chain

(Newser) - Billionaire Ken Hendricks, 66, died today of head injuries after falling through a hole in his unfinished garage roof, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Hendricks—a high-school dropout who turned ABC Supply Co. into a national building-supply chain—apparently fell through a tarp covering an unfinished portion of an addition to...

It's Forbes 400 Time Again
It's Forbes 400 Time Again

It's Forbes 400 Time Again

You now need $1.3B to make list of richest Americans

(Newser) - In the 25th year of Forbes magazine's rankings of the 400 riches Americans, the net worth at the poor end of the list is $1.3 billion, up from a flat $1 billion a year ago. Microsoft founder Bill Gates still tops the list with $59 billion, closely followed by...

Billionaire's Club Welcomes New Members

The Forbes rich list is bigger—and even wealthier—than ever

(Newser) - The rich are getting richer, younger, and more geographically diverse, Forbes reports, with the number of billionaires up a whopping 19 percent, and their total worth up 35 percent to $3.5 trillion. Not only have billionaires been galloping away from the pack, they've been doing it earlier, bringing the...

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