Out goes Donald Trump and in comes Michael Jordan. American magazine Forbes Recently published a list of the 400 richest people in the United States. And there is no shortage of news. The former US president is excluded – for the second time in three years – from the prestigious Top 400 list. “With an estimated fortune of $2.6 billion, Trump is $300 million away from the classification threshold Forbes 400 “One of the richest people in America, an annual measure that Trump has obsessed over for decades, constantly lying to journalists to try to move higher on the list,” the American magazine wrote. The $600 million drop in Trump’s net worth appears to be primarily due to problems with the social media platform Truth, which was created after he was fired from Twitter and Facebook.
If Trump falls out of the rankings, it also means someone will take his place. This is the case of basketball star Michael Jordan, for example, who is entering the world for the first time Forbes 400. The former NBA star is worth $3 billion. What allowed him to make the leap and enter the rankings was the sale of his ownership shares in the Charlotte Hornets.
Top 10 of the list
For the rest, on the list he made Forbes It mainly includes entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, owners of sports teams and managers of the largest ones institution from the United States. The title of the country’s richest man is once again claimed by Elon Musk, who despite the controversial acquisition of Twitter – now renamed X – can still count on the massive trading volume generated by his other companies: Tesla, The Boring Company, SpaceX and more. . Its total estimated assets are $251 billion, exactly the same amount as it was last year. Next on the podium are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – with a fortune of $161 billion – and Oracle founder Larry Ellison ($158 billion). Overall, the assets of the 400 misers in America amount to $4.1 trillion, an increase of $500 billion compared to last year. Completing the top ten of the Forbes ranking are only men. From fourth to tenth place, we find: Warren Buffett (121 billion), Larry Page (Google, 114 billion), Bill Gates (Microsoft, 111 billion), Sergey Brin (Google, 110 billion), Mark Zuckerberg (Meta, 106 billion). Steve Ballmer (Microsoft, $101 billion), Michael Bloomberg ($96 billion).
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