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Bill Gates still richest person in US, says Forbes



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NEW YORK—Bill Gates remains the richest person in the United States with a fortune of $66 billion in 2012, up 10 percent from last year, Forbes magazine said Wednesday.

Behind the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist come investment guru Warren Buffett with $46 billion, then Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison with $41 billion.

White Gates fattened his net worth by seven billion dollars, Ellison sweetened his wealth by eight billion dollars, an increase of more than 20 percent from 2011.

Not so lucky was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. He lost $8.1 billion and has dropped to 36th place on the Forbes ranking with a net worth of $9.4 billion.

Actually, Zuckerberg is tied with two other people in that spot: pipeline magnate Richard Kindler and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Financier George Soros dropped from the top ten of the Forbes ranking to 15th place, with $19 billion. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg returned to the top ten as he increased his fortune by $5.5 billion to $25 billion.

Forbes said the combined net worth of the 400 richest Americans was $1.7 trillion, up 200 billion from 2011, thanks to a recovery in share prices, a rise in real estate prices, especially in Los Angeles and New York, and a jump in the value of artworks, Forbes said.


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  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    sa US lang pala yan kaya di ko mahanap pangalan ko

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAUFRN6E4JJ67TDR25KRGR3DFE Zen

      nakita ko sa kabilang article “poorest list” katabi ng name ko.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

         tie tayo? sana number 1 naman

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CXSAKSY3PCRQRSVZH4LOEO2RQ Marko

         May kaunti ako na ipon kaya nasa top 20 poorest list ako. Waldasin ko mamaya pambayad sa utang para magkakatabi tayo sa rank.

      • hatecorrupt

        no wori makes you hapi…lol, lol…

      • hatecorrupt

        dont worry be happy…lol, lol,

      • hatecorrupt

        kasakanan mo lahat kung bakit sumakit ang tiyan ko sa comment mo…..i will sue you lol, lol, lol….sumakit ang tummy ko sa katatawa sa iyo..lol, lol, lol…

  • tra6Gpeche

    These Americans are amazing. They really know how to make money wiithout resorting to corruption. They used hard work, ingenuity and discipline. And on top of that, they have their own foundations. Truly amazing!

    • hatecorrupt

      PLUS…..THEY PAY THE RIGHT TAX (ES). BECAUSE IRS PEOPLE ( BIR in pinas) DO THEIR JOB EFFICIENTLY. WALANG SINASANTO ANG IRS SA AMERICA WHEN IT COMES TO TAX COLLECTION. NO MATTER OF WHO YOU ARE……PRES, SEN, CONGRESSMAN, MILLIONAIRE, BILLIONAIRE MOVIE STAR, ROCK STAR, SPORT SUPERSTAR….YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR OBLIGATION TO THE GOVERNMENT…PLUS, PLUS, PLUS..IN RETURN THE GOVERNMENT USE THE MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE THEY ARE VERY STRICK ABOUT CORRUPTION IN THE GOVERNMENT….KAHIT MANGUNGUTANG LANG AMERICA GAGASTOS FOR GOOD BUT NOT BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION LOL, LOL, LOL…. 

      • tra6Gpeche

        Comparing government of the Philippines with the government of America is like comparing Pasig river with the Mississippi river!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    hay tamang tama ang pag bili ng japeks na cd sa greenhills ng mga pinoy hahahaha



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