The 20 richest persons in the United States

The elite has gotten much richer
Elon Musk and other American billionaires
Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX)
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Bill Gates (Microsoft)
Larry Page (Google)
Sergey Brin (Google)
Larry Ellison (Oracle)
Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway)
Steve Ballmer (Microsoft)
Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg LP)
Jim Walton (Walmart)
Alice Walton (Walmart)
Rob Walton (Walmart)
Phil Knight and Family (Nike)
Mackenzie Scott (Amazon)
Charles Koch (Koch Industries)
Julia Koch and Family (Koch Industries)
Michael Dell (Dell Computers)
Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone Group)
Len Blavatnik (Access Industries)
The elite has gotten much richer

The richest people in America are much richer than they were a year ago. The new Forbes listing of richest persons now contains eight entrepreneurs whose net worth exceeds 100 billion dollars. That's a barrier no one had reached in 2017.

Elon Musk and other American billionaires

In fact, to even make it to the top 20, a person must now have a minimum net worth of 36 billion dollars. Last year it was still 29 billion.

Who are the 20 richest people in the United States? You'll know most of them, but there are some surprises too.

Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Net worth - $ 201 billion

Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX)

Net worth - $ 190.5 billion

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

Net worth - $ 134.5 billion

Bill Gates (Microsoft)

Net worth - $ 134 billion

Larry Page (Google)

Net worth - $ 123 billion

Sergey Brin (Google)

Net worth - $ 118.5 billion

Larry Ellison (Oracle)

Net worth - $ 117.3 billion

Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway)

Net worth - $ 102 billion

Steve Ballmer (Microsoft)

Net worth - $ 96.5 billion

Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg LP)

Net worth - $ 70 billion

Jim Walton (Walmart)

Net worth - $ 68.8 billion

Alice Walton (Walmart)

Net worth - $ 67.9 billion

Rob Walton (Walmart)

Net worth - $ 67.6 billion

Phil Knight and Family (Nike)

Net worth - $ 59.9 billion

Mackenzie Scott (Amazon)

Net worth - $ 58.5 billion

Charles Koch (Koch Industries)

Net worth - $ 51 billion

Julia Koch and Family (Koch Industries)

Net worth - $ 51 billion

Michael Dell (Dell Computers)

Net worth - $ 50.1 billion

Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone Group)

Net worth - $ 37.4 billion

Len Blavatnik (Access Industries)

Net worth - $ 36.7 billion

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