Newscast Media NEW YORK—Forbes released its list of the 400 richest Americans, and
it appears the wealthy have become wealthier. Bill Gates continues to hold the
number one spot which has dominated for two decades is now worth $72 billion, while
Warren Buffet comes in a distant second at $58.5 billion. Larry Ellison of Oracle,
according for Forbes, has amassed wealth of $41 billion in third position.
The list also welcomed 20 newcomers, including e-commerce pioneer Fred Chang, the
founder of Newegg. When e-commerce first started taking off in the early 2000s,
dominated by Amazon and eBay, I remember Newegg, testing out the waters. The
company has now grown to what it is right now, and owes a debt of gratitude to its
founder Fred Chang. Below is a partial list of the top ten richest people in America.
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