These Are the Richest Americans, According to the Forbes 400

The country’s wealthiest billionaires have a combined net worth of $2.96 trillion.

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Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans for the second year running.ย 

The Amazon founder and CEO kept the crown with a $113 net worth, despite giving up a quarter-stake in his giant e-commerce company as part of his divorce settlement with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. Speaking of, she joins the exclusive club at No. 15 with a $36.1 billion fortune.ย 

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Bill Gates and Warren Buffet also maintained their No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. The Microsoft magnate is worth $106 billion, while the Berkshire Hathaway CEO and ingenious investor is worth $80.8 billion.ย 

Forbes reports that the $2.1 billion minimum net worth needed to make the cut is unchanged from last year, but the average net worth has risen $7.4 billion, up $200 million. A record 221 American billionaires, including Michael Jordan, Jay-Z and Kylie Jenner, were edged out. Kylie doesn’t look too happy about it in the Insta below.

Combined, the 400 richest Americans are worth a record-breaking $2.96 trillion, up 2.2 percent from 2018.ย 

Here are the 15 wealthiest:ย 

1. Jeff Bezos, Amazon โ€“ $114 billion

2. Bill Gates, Microsoft โ€“ $106 billion

3. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway โ€“ $80.8 billion

4. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook โ€“ $69.6 billion

5. Larry Ellison, software โ€“ $65 billion

6. Larry Page, Google โ€“ $55.5 billion

7. Sergey Brin, Google โ€“ $53.5 billion

8. Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP โ€“ $53.4 billion

9. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft โ€“ $51.7 billion

10. Jim Walton, Walmart โ€“ $51.6 billion

11. Alice Walton, Walmart โ€“ $51.4 billion

12. Rob Walton, Walmart โ€“ $51.3 billion

13. Charles Koch, Koch Industries โ€“ $41 billion

14. Julia Koch & family, Koch Industries โ€“ $41 billion

15. MacKenzie Bezos, Amazon โ€“ $36.1 billion