The Forbes 400 Richest Americans list has been published annually since 1982. The combined net worth of the 2019 class of the 400 wealthiest Americans was $2.7 trillion, up from $2.4 trillion in the previous year. As of March 2018, the U.S. had 585 billionaires.
Those are the Richest Americans In 2019
One of the richest Americans in 2019, David Koch is a businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-owner of Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States. Koch has also given millions of dollars to charitable causes over the years.
Koch was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1940. After graduating from college, he joined his father’s business, which later became Koch Industries. He has served as CEO and chairman of the company. Koch is a major donor to conservative political causes. He and his brother Charles have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and organizations.
In addition to his political donations, Koch has also given millions of dollars to charitable causes. He established the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation in 1980 and has since given away more than $1 billion to various organizations.
Net Worth: $52.1 Billion
Charles Koch was one of the richest Americans in 2019. Koch is the co-owner, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest private companies in the United States. His net worth is $60.7 billion as of 2019, making him the sixth-richest person in America.
Koch was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1935. He studied engineering at MIT and then worked for his father’s oil company. In 1967, Koch and his brother, David, bought out their father’s business and renamed it Koch Industries. Since then, the company has grown into a massive conglomerate interested in energy, manufacturing, ranching, and other companies. Koch is a major donor to conservative political causes and has been a vocal opponent of government regulation. However, he has also been criticized for his company’s environmental record.
Net Worth: $52.1 Billion
Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, is the eleventh most prosperous person in America, with $52.8 billion. Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1973, Brin and his family emigrated to the United States when he was six years old. He met Larry Page while both were students at Stanford University, and the two eventually teamed up to create Google in 1998. Brin has since served as the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., and has been involved in several other business ventures.
Net Worth: $54.5 Billion
7. Larry Page
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, was one of the wealthiest Americans in 2019. With a net worth of $50.8 billion, he is #13 among the wealthiest people in America. Page’s fortune comes from his Google shares, now worth an estimated $50 billion. In addition to his work at Google, Page is also investing in startups through his venture capital firm, Alphabet Inc.
Net Worth: $55.7 Billion
6. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg was the wealthiest American in 2019. With a net worth of $53.5 billion, Bloomberg has amassed a fortune through his media company, Bloomberg LP, and varied business interests. Other wealthy Americans include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who rank second and third on the list with net worths of $52.8 billion and $51.9 billion, respectively. The top five are Warren Buffett with a net worth of $44.9 billion and Larry Ellison with a net worth of $43.6 billion.
Net Worth: $59.6 Billion
5. Larry Ellison
ACCORDING TO FORBES, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been named the wealthiest American for the seventh year in a row, with a fortune of $62.5 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates took second place with a net worth of $61 billion, followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with $52.8 billion. The 40 wealthiest Americans are now worth a combined $2.9 trillion, up from $2.8 trillion last year.
Net Worth: $66 Billion
4. Mark Zuckerberg
In 2019, Mark Zuckerberg was the richest American, with a net worth of $62.3 billion. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook. He is also the founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which focuses on education and health care reform. Other notable billionaires include Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett.
Net Worth: $66.6 Billion
3. Warren Buffett
In 2019, Warren Buffett was once again named the most affluent American. His net worth is estimated at $84 billion. That’s more than the next two wealthiest Americans combined. Buffett’s fortune comes from his investments in companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo. He also owns a significant stake in Berkshire Hathaway, a holding company he founded in the 1960s.
Net Worth: $86.2 Billion
2. Bill Gates
Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people in the world, has topped the Forbes magazine list of the Richest Americans for 2019. Released on Tuesday, the list shows that Gates has a net worth of $107 billion. That’s up from $96.5 billion last year.
Warren Buffett (net worth: $84 billion), who is second on the Forbes list this year, was first last year with a net worth of $87 billion. Jeff Bezos (net worth: $112 billion) is third on this year’s list, up from fourth place last year with a net worth of $99.6 billion. The top five are Mark Zuckerberg (net worth: $71 billion) and Larry Ellison (net worth: $58.5 billion).
Net Worth: $99.8 Billion
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. He also owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin. With a net worth of $123 billion as of 2019, Bezos is the wealthiest person in the world.
Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 12, 1964. He attended Princeton University, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. After working on Wall Street for a few years, he founded Amazon in 1994. The company quickly became a significant player in the e-commerce market.
Today, Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the world. Bezos is also a prominent philanthropist, donating millions to various causes, including cancer research and homeless assistance programs.
Net Worth: $151.5 Billion
Here are The Richest People in America 2019
|Rank||Name||Net Worth USD||Business|
|1||Jeff Bezos||$152 Billion||Amazon|
|2||Bill Gates||$99.8 Billion||Microsoft|
|3||Warren Buffett||$86.2 Billion||Berkshire Hathaway|
|4||Mark Zuckerberg||$66.6 Billion|
|5||Larry Ellison||$66 Billion||Oracle|
|6||Michael Bloomberg||$59.6 Billion||Bloomberg L.P.|
|7||Larry Page||$55.7 Billion|
|8||Sergey Brin||$54.5 Billion||Alphabet|
|9||Charles Koch||$52.1 Billion||Koch Industries|
|10||David Koch||$52.1 Billion||Koch Industries|