Who precedes Bill Gates for the first time in 24 years as the richest American?


International22: 52 03.10.2018 (updated 22:57 03.10.2018) Short URLBill Gates, who occupied the first place since 1994 ranking the richest people of the United States prepared by Forbes, lost in 2018. Now the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos is at the top of the list.In the list of 400 richest people of the United States, an annual Forbes magazine, Bill Gates is no longer in the lead for the first time in 24 years. This year, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon's e-commerce business, is in first place with a fortune estimated at $ 160 billion (€ 138 billion).
At the same time, the fortune of Bill Gates, the richest American in recent decades, would have gone from 89 billion dollars (77 billion euros) last year to 97 billion dollars (84 billion euros), but no still does not bring him the first place.
Jeff Bezos is the first in the list with a fortune exceeding 100 billion dollars.
Among the five richest Americans are also Warren Buffett and Marc Zuckerberg with fortunes estimated at 88 billion dollars (76 billion euros) and 61 billion dollars (52 billion euros).
As Forbes says, the fortune of the world's 400 richest people has grown by $ 2,000 billion over the last year.
Previously, Forbes magazine had revealed that Donald Trump had tumbled 138 places in the list of the richest people in the United States, having lost some $ 600 million in a year.