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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:

Rank Name Net Worth (USD) Age Source Company
1 Bill Gates $89 B 62 software Microsoft
2 Jeff Bezos $81.5 B 54 e-commerce Amazon.com
3 Warren Buffett $78 B 87 asset management Berkshire Hathaway
4 Mark Zuckerberg $71 B 34 social network Facebook
5 Larry Ellison $59 B 73 software Oracle 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:

Rank Name Net worth (USD) Age Source Company
1 Bill Gates $89 B 62 software Microsoft
2 Jeff Bezos $81.5 B 54 e-commerce Amazon.com
3 Warren Buffett $78 B 87 asset management Berkshire Hathaway
4 Mark Zuckerberg $71 B 34 social network Facebook
5 Larry Ellison $59 B 73 software Oracle Corporation
6 Charles Koch $48.5 B 82 petroleum, energy Koch Industries
7 David Koch $48.5 B 78 petroleum, energy Koch Industries
8 Michael Bloomberg $46.8 B 76 media Bloomberg
9 Larry Page $44.6 B 45 technology Google
10 Sergey Brin $43.4 B 44 technology Google
11 Jim Walton $38.4 B 70 retail Wal-Mart
12 S. Robson Walton $38.3 B 73 retail Wal-Mart
13 Alice Walton $38.2 B 68 retail Wal-Mart
14 Sheldon Adelson $35.4 B 84 casinos Las Vegas Sands
15 Steve Ballmer $33.6 B 62 software Microsoft
16 Jacqueline Mars $25.5 B 78 candy, pet food Mars
17 John Mars $25.5 B 82 candy, pet food Mars
18 Phil Knight $25.2 B 80 manufacturing Nike
19 Michael Dell $23.2 B 53 technology Dell computers
20 George Soros $23 B 87 hedge funds Soros Fund Management
21 Elon Musk $20.8 B 46 technology Tesla Motors
22 Paul Allen $20.6 B 65 software, investments Microsoft
23 Len Blavatnik $19.6 B 61 diversified Access Industries
24 Laurene Powell Jobs $19.4 B 54 diversified Apple, Disney
25 James Simons $18.5 B 80 hedge funds Renaissance Technologies
26 Ray Dalio $17 B 68 hedge funds Bridgewater Associates
27 Carl Icahn $16.7 B 82 investments Icahn Enterprises
28 Donald Bren $16.3 B 86 real estate Irvine Company
29 Abigail Johnson $16 B 56 money management Fidelity Investments
30 Charles Ergen $15.8 B 65 satellite TV Dish Network
31 Thomas Peterffy $15.1 B 73 discount brokerage Interactive Brokers Group
32 Dustin Moskovitz $13.6 B 34 social network Facebook
33 Lukas Walton $13.2 B 31 retail Wal-Mart
34 Steve Cohen $13 B 62 hedge funds Point72 Asset Management
35 Philip Anschutz $12.6 B 78 investments Kings, Lakers, Anschutz Entertainment
36 Eric Schmidt $12.6 B 63 technology Google
37 Stephen Schwarzman $12.6 B 71 investments Blackstone Group
38 Donald Newhouse $12.3 B 88 media Advance Publications
39 Jim Kennedy $12 B 70 media Cox Enterprises
40 Rupert Murdoch $12 B 87 newspapers, TV network Fox News, 21st Century Fox
41 Blair Parry-Okeden $12 B 68 media Cox Enterprises
42 Ronald Perelman $11.7 B 75 leveraged buyouts MAcAndrews & Forbes Incorporated
43 Harold Hamm $11 B 72 oil & gas Continental Resources
44 David Tepper $11 B 60 hedge funds Appaloosa Management
45 Andrew Beal $10.9 B 65 banks, real estate Beal Bank USA
46 Leonard Lauder $10.6 B 81 cosmetics Estee Lauder
47 John Menard, Jr. $9.9 B 78 home improvement stores Menards
48 Jan Koum $9.6 B 42 social network WhatsApp
49 Pierre Omidyar $9.6 B 50 e-commerce eBay
50 Micky Arison $9.4 B 68 cruise ship operator Carnival Cruises

 

*Data released 17th October 2017

Source: Caproasia Institute, Forbes

 

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