Top 10 Richest people in the United States according to Forbes List as of February 22, 2021

Feb 22, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

1. Jeff Bezos —Founder of Amazon

World Rank: 1 | Net Worth: $189.3 billion | Bezos also acquired American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ in 2013 for $250 million.

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2. Elon Musk —Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

World Rank: 2 | Net Worth: $182.2 billion | Co-founded online bank X.com, now known as PayPal. Musk owns 21 percent of electric car firm Tesla, but has pledged more than half his stake as collateral for loans.

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3. Bill Gates — Co-founder of Microsoft

World Rank: 4 | Net Worth: $123.7 billion | One of the best known pioneers of the software revolution. He is also co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, world’s largest private charity.

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4. Mark Zuckerberg — Co-founder and Chairman of Facebook

World Rank: 5 | Net Worth: $95.7 billion | In 2003, at the age of 23, he became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire as he launched the social networking giant.

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5. Warren Buffett — Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

World Rank: 6 | Net Worth: $91.7 billion | Known as one of the most successful investors in the world, Buffett has promised to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.

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6. Larry Page — Co-founder of Google

World Rank: 7 | Net Worth: $90.9 billion | He served as CEO of Alphabet Inc. from April 2011 to July 2015. He continues to be Alphabet Inc’s board member, employee and controlling shareholder.

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7. Sergey Brin — Co-founder of Google

World Rank: 9 | Net Worth: $88.2 billion | He was the president of Alphabet Inc. until 2019 and continues to be Alphabet Inc’s board member, employee and controlling shareholder.

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8. Larry Ellison — Co-founder of Oracle Corporation

World Rank: 10 | Net Worth: $85.5 billion | He also owns the 41st largest island of the US, Lanai and Hawaiian islands.

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9. Steve Ballmer — CEO of Microsoft(2000-2014)

World Rank: 11 | Net Worth: $80.4 billion | He is currently the owner of Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

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10. Alice Walton — Successor of multinational retail corporation Walmart

World Rank: 17 | Net Worth: $65.1 billion | She owned over $11 billion shares of Walmart.

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