Every year, Forbes magazine publishes a list of the 400 richest people in the United States. In this entry you will find a brief overview of the first 10 people on the list. The positions they hold depend on their wealth, which amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars. See who is currently on the list of the richest Americans.
Forbes ranking, i.e. a list of the 400 richest Americans
The full name of this ranking is The 400 Richest People In America. It is compiled by the popular business magazine Forbes.
This is a prestigious ranking that presents a detailed overview of the assets of the richest people in the country. The ranking is published once a year and contains 400 names of people. Each of them boasts enormous wealth.
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Who is in the top 10 richest Americans?
The values of individual assets given here come from October 18, 2023. If you want to know the most up-to-date data, check the constantly updated Forbes ranking.
Later in the article, you will learn about the 10 richest people in the USA. We will also add that the millionaires you will find here are presented in the same order as in the Forbes ranking. This means that they are not listed in the order dictated by their fortunes, as these change every day.
Musk was born in 1971 in South Africa. He has three citizenships: South African, American and Canadian. He is an entrepreneur who specializes in the technology industry. His fortune is currently $255 billion.
He is the founder of several companies, including: Tesla, Neuralink, SpaceX and The Boring Company. Each of them is known almost all over the world. One of them (SpaceX) created a satellite system called Starlink. Its task is to provide Internet access everywhere in the world. This is especially true in areas where it is either limited or impossible. According to the assumptions, it will be able to compete with terrestrial Internet providers.
Not everyone realizes that Tesla’s activities do not focus only on electric cars. It also applies to energy storage batteries and solar panels. The Boring Company specializes in drilling underground tunnels. It is also used to test a transport system that will enable people to move around quickly.
SpaceX’s main task is to deliver satellites into Earth’s orbit. Moreover, the man claims that his plan is to send people to Mars. He would also like to create a system that would enable interplanetary travel.
Elon Musk also developed the online payment system that we know today as PayPal. It’s worth mentioning that eBay bought it from him.
He was born in 1964 in the USA. He is an American entrepreneur, president and CEO of Amazon. His specialization is the technology industry. In the years 2018 to 2021, he was the richest person in the world according to the Bloomberg ranking. His current fortune is $154 billion.
Bezos is famous for founding the world’s largest online store, Amazon. The initial concept was to create an online bookstore, but over time it turned into a huge e-commerce. Today, you can find a really wide range of products there, including: books and e-books, electronics, automotive parts, pet supplies, food, and even clothing and footwear. Interestingly, the company was founded in 1994 in a garage where Bezos kept books for sale.
Over time, Bezos decided to introduce streaming, which we know today as Amazon Prime Video. He also created Amazon Web Services, a cloud for data storage (similar to iCloud). It enjoys great interest, especially due to the companies and corporations that use it.
The entrepreneur bought the Whole Food chain of stores and later The Washington Post. In 2000, he opened Blue Origin, a company operating in the space industry.
He was born in 1944 in the USA. He is an American businessman and co-founder of Oracle Corporation. He works in the technology industry, just like the previously described people. His current fortune is $139 billion.
Oracle Corporation is a software development company. It is the world’s second largest software seller based on revenue. It mainly serves enterprises, although it is also available to individual clients. Her specialization is database management systems. Oracle is also a platform for storing data in the cloud.
Ellison is a figure known for leading a lavish lifestyle. He owns a huge yacht, which is one of the largest in the world. He is also a lover of luxury cars, private jets and mansions.
He was born in 1930 in the USA. He is an economist, businessman, investor and philanthropist. Many people consider him an authority on investing. It is also common to call him the “Oracle of Omaha”. His current fortune is $116 billion.
At the age of 25, he founded his first company – Buffett Partnership. The investor was already entrepreneurial as a child, but he became a billionaire at the age of 55.
It is worth noting that the 93-year-old investor is the oldest person on our list. However, despite his age, he still manages the Berkshire Hathaway fund and is active on the market.
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He was born in 1973 in the USA. He is an American programmer and co-creator of the Google search engine. He created it together with Sergey Brin, who you will find slightly lower in this ranking. His current fortune is $117 billion.
In 2015, they formed another company called Alphabet, which acquired Google’s subsidiaries. Thanks to this, it controls Google, Calico, Nest Labs, as well as Google X, Google Capital and Google Ventures.
Alphabet doesn’t just focus on technology. The company also deals with, among others, scientific research or investments.
He was born in 1955 in the USA. He is an American entrepreneur, IT specialist and philanthropist. Moreover, he is one of the co-founders of the technology company Microsoft. He created it with Paul Allen, a childhood friend. His current fortune is $110 billion.
He was the president of Microsoft from 1975. At some point (in 2000) he decided to resign from this position, focusing only on charity activities. You certainly know that Microsoft also released Windows, the operating system most often chosen by users.
Bill Gates is also known for his philanthropic activities, just like Warren Buffett. Together with his wife, they established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It has been operating since 2000 and is still the largest charity in the world.
He was born in 1973 in the USSR. He is a programmer and entrepreneur and co-founder of Google. His current net worth is $112 billion, making him the richest expat in the United States.
Since 2015, he has been managing Alphabet together with Larry Page. The Alphabet holding includes, for example, Nest, a company that produces smart home devices, including thermostats, wireless cameras and speakers. In turn, Calico is developing drugs that would prolong life. This applies to diseases that appear with age, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease.
Together with his wife, they created a charity organization, The Brin Wojcicki Foundation. They use it to finance other foundations that are involved in research on a cure for Parkinson’s, including: Michael J. Fox Foundation.
He was born in 1984 in the USA. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2004, he began to gain popularity as the main creator of Facebook. He is also the CEO of Meta Platforms. His fortune is currently $114 billion.
In 2015, together with his wife, he founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. They still run it today. The organization’s goal is to help solve the most difficult social challenges. Its activities include improving education, fighting diseases and meeting the needs of local communities.
Zuckerberg was also named Time’s Person of the Year in 2010.
He was born in 1956 in the USA. He is an IT specialist and entrepreneur. His current fortune is $101 billion.
He studied with Bill Gates and later worked for him at Microsoft from 1980. He started as a business manager, and in 2001 he became the company’s president. He served as general director for a total of 13 years. Thanks to him, the Xbox console was created and he was also responsible for introducing Windows Vista.
In 2014, together with his wife, he founded the Ballmer Group charity organization. Its goal is to support poor families in the USA.
He was born in 1942 in the USA. He is an entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist. In the years 2002-2013 he was the mayor of New York – he held this position for three terms. His fortune currently amounts to $96 billion.
In 1981, he founded his own company, Bloomberg LP. It is the world’s largest news agency that specializes in providing information about financial markets.
Bloomberg is also known for his charitable activities, in which he fights, among others. with climate change. In 2005, he created his own charity, Bloomberg Philanthropies. It works to provide a better future for as many people as possible. It focuses on 5 main areas which include: environment, arts, education, government innovation and public health.
The article presents the profiles of the ten richest people in the United States. These are the people that Forbes magazine included in its annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans.
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