Bill Gates claims stake as richest American for 20th straight year

By Shawn Knight
Sep 16, 2013
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  1. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has topped the Fortune 400 list as the wealthiest American for the 20th year in a row. His total net worth of $72 billion kept him well ahead of Warren Buffett’s second place finish of $58.5...

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  2. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    Was apple ceo Jobs manage to get on the list before? I see that the apple ceo is not yet that rich given their income from apple products.
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 941   +94

    I can't help but love this man.
  4. mctommy

    mctommy Newcomer, in training Posts: 92   +10

    Jobs was a billionaire but his net worth wasn't really from Apple's stock. At the time of his death, the biggest value in his stock portfolio was shares of DIsney which he received from Disney acquiring Pixar. Plus Jobs sold most of his apple stock when he got ousted.
    H3llion likes this.
  5. 20 straight year? Carlos slim was never top 1 in fortune400?
  6. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TechSpot Guru Posts: 630   +116

    Bill Gates is the richest American for 20 straight years. Slim is from Mexico.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,575   +484

    Dear Bill Gates, all I'm asking is for the measly 0.001% of your infinite wealth. Surely, as a charitable person you will have no problem to arrange for such a tiny payment. If you should do that, I will have all of my friends praising your name!!!

    Don't give up on me!!!!
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,809   +702

    What difference does it make where your name is on the list when you have so much money? I would be happy just to be in the first 10 000.


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