With $2.1 billion, Steve Jobs in at no. 262 in Forbes’ List of the World’s Richest People

“Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft Corp., is the world’s richest person for the seventh consecutive year with a net worth that has risen to $46.6 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Gates, whose company is the world’s largest computer-software maker, saw his net worth increase 14 percent over the past year, the magazine said. Investor Warren Buffett was second on the annual Forbes list of billionaires. His net worth climbed $12.4 billion, or 41 percent, to $42.9 billion,” Bloomberg reports.

“A recovery in the global economy helped add $500 billion to the total net worth of the world’s 587 billionaires, making them collectively worth $1.9 trillion, Forbes said. Buffett’s increase was the biggest of any of the billionaires, as he closes the gap with Gates, the magazine said,” Bloomberg reports.

Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs places in a fifteen-way tie at number 262 on the list with an estimated $2.1 billion.

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29 Comments

  1. News flash: I just sent Steve Jobs a dollar, allowing him to break the tie and take sole posession of 15th place! However, that lost dollar moves me down to 298,451,372nd place, in a tie with Joe McConnell. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. It is very reassuring to know that the rich are getting richer. Those who think a massive budget deficit and tax cuts for the rich aren’t helping anyone just need to read this article. I don’t want to be in 486th place, I just want to work again so I can someday own an iPod and feed my children (in that order).

  3. <<Although I applaud Jobs and his fellow billionaires, I think it is OBSCENE that we have such a HUGE gap between the haves and have nots in this country.>>

    Well, it’s called free enterprise. The only other alternative is socialism/communism and that really got the Soviet Union a long way didn’t it?

    It also depends on what you call a “have” and what is a “have not”. Seems to me we’re doing pretty damn good in comparison to virtually all of the rest of the world. A lot of the things we take for granted here are considered luxuries elsewhere…oh, like freedom for example. So like I said, until somebody else comes up with a better idea, I think I’ll deal with how it is in the USA right now thank you very much.

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  5. Jimbo, it’s still a nice neighborhood ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    Amazing that Steve’s networth/Bill’s networth is so close to Apple’s computing market share.

  6. A free market economy is fine but there needs to be some controls on it. A pure free market economy will fail as miserably in the end as pure socialism. There needs to be a happy medium where the economy ticks along but the big corporations aren’t able to ride rough-shod over the average Joe. The Republicans never seem to get that bit. Rep’s would make lousy engine mechanics (what the hell is this flywheel thingy on the engine – it just puts drag on the engine – lets take it off so the engine can really run) of course any idiot knows an engine runs like crap without a flywheel but what the hell.

    I have no truck with rich folks – but it bugs the hell out of me when they get that way by working the hell out of poor dumb slobs like us and then take away our benefits/pensions/retirement.

  7. I have a lot of respect for people who worked hard to become rich on their own. Not those that were children of millionaires and used that money to become billionaires or Senators or Presidents. Hell, I have more respect for someone who won the lottery than someone who was born into wealth. At least they had to make an effort to play the lottery.

    But lets face it. We play by their rules. The hardest million to make is the first. And if you’ve already got that, you’re pretty much set.

  8. Dan, I agree with most of what you have to say. I don’t know that it can be pinned strictly on the Republicans however. I think it’s government in general, as special interests have always bought their ways.

    I don’t think it’s as easy as have and have not. I see plenty of people everyday who have no ambition or desire to better themselves in any way. There are a lot of people in this country that have worked their way up from having nothing to having a pretty good life for themselves and their family. They might not be on this list, but I certainly wouldn’t call them have nots. Bottom line, for most people it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of guts and determination to make it to where they are. Some people just can’t cut it and I don’t think those that do should be responsible for them.

  9. Even people born into money have to work to keep it or to build on it. Its easy to ride on the coat tails of those that went before and waste what you dont respect. Keeping money can be just as hard as earning it.

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