(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, 06 OCT – Despite the pandemic, the 400 richest Americans added 4.5 trillion dollars to their wealth last year, a 40% increase, according to the latest Forbes ranking on the country’s ‘Scroogers’ .
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos remains on top for the fourth consecutive year with a net worth of $ 201 billion, followed by Elon Musk (Tesla) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), with a fortune of 190.5 billion, respectively. 134.5 billion. The ranks of the super rich have swelled with 44 new entries, the highest number since 2077. Among them – after the divorce – Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Gates foundation, bitcoin billionaires Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Noubar Afeyan , co-founder of Moderna, the company that produced one of the Covid vaccines.
Miriam Adelson, wife of the late casino king Sheldon Adelson, is the richest of the ‘newcomers’, with $ 30.4 billion. The youngest Scrooge on the other hand is 29-year-old cryptocurrency billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, who is also the second-richest of the newcomers, with assets worth 22.5 billion.
To enter the list, from which Donald Trump came out, it is necessary to have a net wealth of 2.9 billion, 800 million more than a year ago. (HANDLE).
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