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2017 United States Top 50 Richest

The top 50 richest people in the United States in 2017 have a combined estimated net worth of more than $1.332 trillion in 2017, in the Forbes report released in 2018.

Bill Gates, who is the founder of Microsoft (the world’s largest software company), top the list with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Jeff Bezos, who is the founder and CEO of Amazon (e-commerce) is 2nd on the list with $81.5 billion. Warren Buffett, who is the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (investment holding co.), is 3rd on the list with $78 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook (the world’s biggest social networking site), and Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corporation – (the world’s 2nd largest software company), rounded up the top 5 richest people in the United States with $71 billion and $59 billion respectively.


Top 5 Richest in United States:

RankNameNet Worth (USD)AgeSourceCompany
1Bill Gates$89 B62softwareMicrosoft
2Jeff Bezos$81.5
3Warren Buffett$78 B87asset managementBerkshire Hathaway
4Mark Zuckerberg$71 B34social networkFacebook
5Larry Ellison$59 B73softwareOracle Corporation


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The Richest: Bill Gates with $89 Billion, Microsoft (2016: Bill Gates with $76 Billion, Microsoft Inc)

Top 50 Total Net Worth: $1.332 Trillion ($2016: 1.011 Trillion)

The Average Age: 67 Years Old (2016: 69.14 Years Old)

The Oldest Age: 88 Years Old ($12.3 Billion, Donald Newhouse, Advance Publications – Publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair)

The Youngest Age: 31 Years Old ($13.2 Billion, Lukas Walton, Wal-Mart)


2017 United States of America Top 50 Richest:

RankNameNet worth (USD)AgeSourceCompany
1Bill Gates$89 B62softwareMicrosoft
2Jeff Bezos$81.5
3Warren Buffett$78 B87asset managementBerkshire Hathaway
4Mark Zuckerberg$71 B34social networkFacebook
5Larry Ellison$59 B73softwareOracle Corporation
6Charles Koch$48.5 B82petroleum, energyKoch Industries
7David Koch$48.5 B78petroleum, energyKoch Industries
8Michael Bloomberg$46.8 B76mediaBloomberg
9Larry Page$44.6 B45technologyGoogle
10Sergey Brin$43.4 B44technologyGoogle
11Jim Walton$38.4 B70retailWal-Mart
12S. Robson Walton$38.3 B73retailWal-Mart
13Alice Walton$38.2 B68retailWal-Mart
14Sheldon Adelson$35.4 B84casinosLas Vegas Sands
15Steve Ballmer$33.6 B62softwareMicrosoft
16Jacqueline Mars$25.5 B78candy, pet foodMars
17John Mars$25.5 B82candy, pet foodMars
18Phil Knight$25.2 B80manufacturingNike
19Michael Dell$23.2 B53technologyDell computers
20George Soros$23 B87hedge fundsSoros Fund Management
21Elon Musk$20.8 B46technologyTesla Motors
22Paul Allen$20.6 B65software, investmentsMicrosoft
23Len Blavatnik$19.6 B61diversifiedAccess Industries
24Laurene Powell Jobs$19.4 B54diversifiedApple, Disney
25James Simons$18.5 B80hedge fundsRenaissance Technologies
26Ray Dalio$17 B68hedge fundsBridgewater Associates
27Carl Icahn$16.7 B82investmentsIcahn Enterprises
28Donald Bren$16.3 B86real estateIrvine Company
29Abigail Johnson$16 B56money managementFidelity Investments
30Charles Ergen$15.8 B65satellite TVDish Network
31Thomas Peterffy$15.1 B73discount brokerageInteractive Brokers Group
32Dustin Moskovitz$13.6 B34social networkFacebook
33Lukas Walton$13.2 B31retailWal-Mart
34Steve Cohen$13 B62hedge fundsPoint72 Asset Management
35Philip Anschutz$12.6 B78investmentsKings, Lakers, Anschutz Entertainment
36Eric Schmidt$12.6 B63technologyGoogle
37Stephen Schwarzman$12.6 B71investmentsBlackstone Group
38Donald Newhouse$12.3 B88mediaAdvance Publications
39Jim Kennedy$12 B70mediaCox Enterprises
40Rupert Murdoch$12 B87newspapers, TV networkFox News, 21st Century Fox
41Blair Parry-Okeden$12 B68mediaCox Enterprises
42Ronald Perelman$11.7 B75leveraged buyoutsMAcAndrews & Forbes Incorporated
43Harold Hamm$11 B72oil & gasContinental Resources
44David Tepper$11 B60hedge fundsAppaloosa Management
45Andrew Beal$10.9 B65banks, real estateBeal Bank USA
46Leonard Lauder$10.6 B81cosmeticsEstee Lauder
47John Menard, Jr.$9.9 B78home improvement storesMenards
48Jan Koum$9.6 B42social networkWhatsApp
49Pierre Omidyar$9.6 B50e-commerceeBay
50Micky Arison$9.4 B68cruise ship operatorCarnival Cruises


*Data released 17th October 2017

Source: Caproasia Institute, Forbes


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