The Richest People In The U.S. Right Now

By on March 24, 2017 in ArticlesBillionaire News

It is that time of the year, once again. We've got an updated list of the very richest people in the United States, the people we obsess about and write about here at Celebrity Net Worth. The top 10 richest Americans remains the same as last year, but the order has shifted around a bit – just not at the very top. For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates is the not just the richest American, he is richest person in the universe. Gates is worth a staggering $90 billion and is likely to become the world's first trillionaire.

Six of the 10 wealthiest Americans made their fortunes in technology. Mark Zuckerberg is the only person on this year's list under 40. Nine of the billionaires on this year's list were born in America. Google's Sergey Brin is the wealthiest immigrant in the land. Not a single billionaire member of the Walton family made the cut this year.

To make this year's list of the richest Americans, one had to have a net worth of at least $36.5 billion, making these 10 Americans not just the wealthiest in the U.S. but among the wealthiest on the planet.

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#10. Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $36.5 billion

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

#9. Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $37 billion

Source: Google

#8. Larry Page

Net Worth: $38 billion

Source: Google

#7. (tie) David Koch

Net Worth: $40 billion

Source: Koch Industries

#7. (tie) Charles Koch

Net Worth: $40 billion

Source: Koch Industries

#7. (tie) Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $40 billion

Source: Oracle

#4. Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $50 billion

Source: Facebook

#3. Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $70 billion

Source: Amazon

#2. Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $78 billion

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

#1. Bill Gates

Net Worth: $90 billion

Source: Microsoft

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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