The Most Interesting Things on the Forbes Richest Americans List
By now, every tech blog in English has noted Facebook’s (FBOOK) Mark Zuckerberg is estimated to be richer than Apple’s (AAPL) Steve Jobs. But here are some more interesting things to note about the newest Forbes 400 Richest People in America:
$163 Billion = Combined net worth of the tech titans in the Top 20: Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and Paul Allen, Oracle’s (ORCL) Larry Ellison , Google’s (GOOG) Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Dell’s (DELL) Michael Dell, and Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos.
40% = The percent of the Top 10 Richest Americans who got rich from the World’s biggest general store Walmart (WMT).
$84 Billion = The combined net worth of the Walmart winners in the Top 10.
7 = The number of Richest People under the age of 50 in the Top 50: Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Michael Dell, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Ebay’s (EBAY) Pierre Omidyar.
5 = The number of those youngsters in the Top 25.
91% = The percent of the Top 100 who are men.
24% = The percent of people who made their billions on Wall Street or as private investors.
1 = The number of apparel makers in the Top 25: Nike’s (NKE) Phil Knight.
Here’s the Top 10: