The Forbes 400 – One billion dollars is no longer enough!
Forbes has recently published its annual 400 list. The latest ranking of the wealthiest people is a richer list than ever before. But now, $1 billion is not enough to make it to the list like before. The price of admission to the 25th anniversary edition of the Forbes 400 is $1.3 billion, which is $300 million up from last year. The total net worth of the nation’s wealthiest rests at $1.54 trillion, up $290 billion from last year. Her are the Forbes 400 Top 10, 2007 with Bill Gates topping the list as usual with $59 billion.
1. Bill Gates, $59 billion
2. Warren Buffett, $52 billion
3. Sheldon Adelson, $28 billion
4. Larry Ellison, $26 billion
5 and 6. Google’s co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, $18.5 billion each
7. Kirk Kerkorian, $18.0 billion
8. Michael Dell, $17.2 billion
9 and 10. Charles Koch and David Koch, $17.0 billion
Four new people entered the top 10 and the Forbes list includes 45 names that were not there last year. The youngest member of the Forbes 400 list this year is 33-year-old John Arnold, a former Enron trader who now runs hedge fund Centaurus Energy and has totaled a $1.5 billion fortune.