The #Forbes400 members remain largely self-made, with 275, or 69%, having created their fortune rather than inheriting it. It also remains male dominated, with just 58 women, two more than a year ago. https://t.co/Pw6dEw8Xvb— Forbes (@Forbes) September 27, 2022
In assessing the group overall, Forbes noted that life at the top had been a rocky ride, with the 400 richest Americans worth about $500 billion less than a year ago. Making the list this year required a lower net worth than last year, at $2.7 billion, according to Forbes. The top 10, in order, were: Musk, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle founder Larry Ellison, investor Warren Buffet, Google founder Larry Page, Google founder Sergey Brin, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Walmart’s Jim Walton. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The very top of the very top are $235 billion poorer than a year ago, but they’re still worth a combined $1.6 trillion.Four of the top 20 are worth $100 billion or more, down from eight last year, but up from two in 2020 and none in 2017. #Forbes400 https://t.co/3BxGHAZ9wf — Forbes (@Forbes) September 27, 2022