Sunday, October 10, 2021

America's Mega-Rich

The 400 richest Americans added $4.5tn to their wealth last year, a 40% rise.

Amazon's, Jeff Bezos, retained the top spot for a fourth consecutive year with a net worth of $201bn, followed by Elon Musk of Tesla and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, with net worths of $190.5bn and $134.5bn respectively.

To make the list, people now have to have a minimum net worth of $2.9bn, up $800m from a year ago.

Stock markets and property prices have continued to soar, trends that have disproportionately added to the wealth of the richest.

The richest Americans became 40% richer during the pandemic | Forbes magazine | The Guardian

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