These Are The Wealthiest Americans Of 2019 And They Have A Combined Net Worth Higher Than England’s GDP

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The United States is home to more billionaires than any other country on the planet. But it’s not just the sheer number of billionaires that sets the USA apart from other countries, it’s the fact that the United States is also home to the wealthiest of the wealthy.

The Forbes 400 is a ever-updating list of the wealthiest people on the planet and they’ve just published their newest rankings with Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, coming in at #1 with a net worth of $114,000,000,000.

Bill Gates is number two with a net worth of $106 billion, Warren Buffett is number three with $80.8 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg is #4 with $69.6 billion to his name. Mark’s slacking. Must be all that meat smoking.

As you might’ve gleaned from the name Forbes 400, this is a ranking of the four hundred wealthiest. Combined, they have a net worth of $2.96 TRILLION which is more than the Nominal GDP of the United Kingdom ($2.829 trillion), France ($2.761 trillion), or Italy ($2.025 trillion). For context, those are the 6th, 7th, and 8th highest nominal GDPs in the world according to the International Monetary Fund in 2019.

There are now so many billionaires in the United States that a record 221 billionaires failed to make the Forbes 400 this year and among those billionaires who didn’t make the list are Michael Jordan, Kylie Jenner, and Jay-Z.

In order to make the Forbes 400 right now you would need a net worth of $2.1 billion and there are 12 billionaires tied at #388 on the list, all with net worths of $2.1 billion. Those tied at the very bottom of the list include Elaine Wynn (casinos), Ted Turner (Media), and others.

You can check out the latest list of America’s 400 wealthiest billionaires right here but I’ve included the top 50 for you to scroll through first:

1. Jeff Bezos — $114B

2. Bill Gates — $106B

3. Warren Buffett — $80.8B

4. Mark Zuckerberg — $69.9B (nice)

5. Larry Ellison — $65B

6. Larry Page — $55.5B

7. Sergey Brin — $53.5B

8. Michael Bloomberg — $53.4B

9. Steve Ballmer — $51.7B

10. Jim Walton (Walmart) — $51.6B

11. Alice Walton (Walmart) — $51.4B

12. Rob Walton (Walmart) — $51.3B

13. Charles Koch — $41B

14. Julia Koch + Family — $41B

15. MacKenzie Bezos (Divorce!) — $36.1B

16. Phil Knight + Family — $35.9B

17. Sheldon Adelson — $34.5B

18. Michael Dell — $32.3B

19. Jacqueline Mars — $29.7B

19. John Mars — $29.7B

21. Jim Simons — $21.6B

22. Laurene Powell Jobs + Family — $21.3B

23. Elon Musk — $19.9B

24. Rupert Murdoch — $19.1B

25. Leonard Lauder — $18.8B

26. Ray Dalio — $18.7B

27. Len Blavatnik — $18.3B

28. Lukas Walton — $18.1B

29. Stephen Schwartzman — $17.7B

30. Carl Icahn — $17.6B

31. Thomas Peterffy — $17.5B

32. Donald Bren — $17B

33. Eric Schmidt — $14.2B

34. Abigail Johnson — $14B

35. Steve Cohen — $13.6B

36. Pierre Omidyar — $13.1B

37. Donald Newhouse — $12.8B

38. Ken Griffin — $12.7B

39. David Tepper — $12B

40. Dustin Moskovitz — $11.6B

41. Philip Anschutz — $11.5B

41. Thomas Frist Jr. — $11.5B

41. John Menard Jr. — $11.5B

44. Charles Ergen — $10.8B

45. David Duffield — $10.7B

46. Gordon Moore — $10.3B

47. Jan Koum — $10.1B

48. Andrew Beal — $9.8B

49. Carl Cook — $9.7B

49. Stanley Kroenke — $9.7B

For detailed information on how these billionaires have acquired this wealth and how Forbes determines these numbers you can click here to see the latest ‘Forbes 400’ in its entirety.


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