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Forbes 400: Billionaires Only

Posted By Jim On 09/22/2006 @ 10:09 am In General | 3 Comments

The Forbes 400, a list of the 400 richest Americans, is entirely comprised of billionaires. If you’re worth $999M, sorry pal, you can’t get into the party.

Here are the top three:

  • Bill Gates has $53 billion and has been #1 for 13 years.
  • Warren Buffet has $46 billion and has been #2 since 1994 except for 2000.
  • Sheldon Adelson, who owns 70% of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., jumped from #15 to #3.

Now, here are some mind boggling morsels from the article [3]:

  • Sheldon Adelson, #3, earns about $1M per hour and has done so for the last two years.
  • Google guys Sergey Brin and Larry Page earned about $13M per day for the last two years.
  • As if it were an indictment on the ridiculousness of the housing market, 90 of the 400 live in California, most of any state.
  • New York holds the second most with 44 (prices aren’t cheap there either!)
  • Not that I revel in her misery but Martha Stewart fell off the list when her bank account shrunk by almost $400M.

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