View Full Version : Bill Gates is richest person in America -- still

23rd September 2010, 03:17 PM

Forbes' 2010 list of the 400 richest Americans is out, and guess who's still on top.
[Bill Gates]

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is No. 16 with a net worth of $13.1 billion. Microsoft co-founder and Seattle mogul Paul Allen is No. 17 with $12.7 billion. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is No. 18 with $12.6 billion.

Huh? You wanted to know who was No. 1?

Well, in other tech we've got Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison at No. 3 with $27 billion. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are tied at No. 11 with $15 billion apiece. Dell founder Michael Dell was No. 15 with $14 billion.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is tied for No. 35 with $6.9 billion -- richer than Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who is No. 42 with $6.1 billion. And Google CEO Eric Schmidt is No. 48 with $5.45 billion.

OK. ... Yes, Bill Gates is first with a net worth of $54 billion. The Microsoft co-founder and chair.