For the 20th year running, Bill Gates has been named America’s richest man by Forbes Magazine. The well known business magnate and former CEO of Microsoft has a massive fortune of $72 billion. Even though he stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2000, he remains the company’s chairman.
Warren Buffett is the second wealthiest person in the United States, worth $58.5 billion. This year alone, the investor added $12.5 billion to his immense fortune. Larry Ellison, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, rounds off the top three. The 69-year old is worth $41 billion.
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