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For the first time in 24 years ranking of the richest people USA Forbes was replaced by the leader. The main billionaire in the country was the head and co-owner of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, podosinovsky the founder of Microsoft bill gates.
Bezos earned for the year most of all participants of the rating of 78.5 billion dollars. General condition is estimated at $ 160 billion, which also was a record sum for all history of a rating. Previously, the state’s richest people in Forbes, does not exceed 100 billion. Gates took second place with 97 billion dollars. This is the first time since 1994, when the rating was able to find Americans richer than him.
The combined wealth of 10 richest people in the U.S. estimated at 730 billion, 120 billion more than in 2017. Faster than all the rich CEO of Twitter and a payment system Square, Jack Dorsey (186 percent in annual terms, reaching 6.3 billion dollars).
The main loser, according to the magazine, was George Soros, whose capital for the year was reduced almost three times — from 23 to 8.3 billion dollars. He transferred $ 18 billion in private charitable foundations the “open society”. The funds invested in the charity, are not included in the rankings.
The status of the President of the United States Donald trump for the year has not changed and is estimated at $ 3.1 billion. However, he dropped down to 11 positions down and now is a 259-th place among the richest Americans.
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