Forbes 400 - Richest People In America

Forbes annual list of the 400 richest Americans is released. And as in years past, several Seattleites made the cut. (The nation's richest people, has declined, falling $300 billion in the past 12 months from $1.57 trillion to $1.27 trillion). Bill Gates despite losing $7 billion over the past year  led the list again with an estimated net […]

Forbes annual list of the 400 richest Americans is released. And as in years past, several Seattleites made the cut. (The nation's richest people, has declined, falling $300 billion in the past 12 months from $1.57 trillion to $1.27 trillion). Bill Gates despite losing $7 billion over the past year  led the list again with an estimated net worth of $50 billion. Without further ado, here’re some Seattle area residents who made the list.

  • Bill Gates, Microsoft, $50 billion, ranked #1
  • Steve Ballmer, Microsoft, $13.3 billion, ranked #14
  • Paul Allen, Microsoft, $11.5 billion, ranked #17
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, $8.8 billion, ranked #28. (Bezos saw his net worth rise)
  • Craig McCaw, Clearwire, $1.65 billion, ranked #212

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