Bill Gates still America's richest person
on 16/09/2013 14:48:35
Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway, remains in second place with $58.5bn (€44bn), while Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison stays third with 41 billion dollars (€31bn).
Brothers Charles and David Koch, co-owners of Koch Industries, stay tied for fourth with $36bn dollars (€27bn) each.
Forbes says America's super rich continued to increase their wealth over the past year, with the 400 people on the annual list posting a combined net worth of $2 trillion (€1.5 trillion), up from $1.7 trillion (€1.27 trillion) a year ago. That marks their highest combined value ever.
Forbes attributed the growth to strong stock and property markets.