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The Forbes 400: Ranking of the wealthiest Americans

The rich once again have grown richer. Even with lofty price of admission, there are 15 newcomers on the list

Published: Nov 14, 2018 05:44:23 PM IST
Updated: Nov 14, 2018 05:49:45 PM IST

The Forbes 400: Ranking of the wealthiest AmericansJeff Bezos’s net worth shot up by $78.5 billion in the past year. He’s No 1 on the Forbes 400 list
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It’s another record-breaking year for the richest Americans. For the first time since 1994, there is a new No 1, Jeff Bezos, the fi rst person ever to appear in the ranks who is worth more than $100 billion. The minimum net worth needed to make the list rose to $2.1 billion, the highest to date and $100 million more than last year. List members’ average net worth is $7.2 billion, up by 7.5 percent from a year ago, while their combined net worth rose to a record high of $2.9 trillion. Of that total wealth, half is held by the 45 richest people in the country.

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(This story appears in the 23 November, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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