Forbes: Apple, Pixar CEO Steve Jobs is 67th richest American; Gates stays atop list

“For the third consecutive year, the rich got richer. In this, the 24th annual edition of the Forbes 400, the collective net worth of the United States’ wealthiest climbed $125 billion, to $1.13 trillion,” Forbes reports.

The Top Ten (rank, name, net worth, source):
1. William H. Gates: $51,000,000,000 – Microsoft
2. Warren E. Buffett: $40,000,000,000 – Berkshire Hathaway
3. Paul G. Allen: $22,500,000,000 – Microsoft
4. Michael Dell: $18,000,000,000 – Dell
5. Lawrence Ellison: $17,000,000,000 – Oracle
6. Christy Walton: $15,700,000,000 – Wal-Mart
6. Jim C. Walton: $15,700,000,000 – Wal-Mart
8. S. Robson Walton: $15,600,000,000 – Wal-Mart
9. Alice L. Walton: $15,500,000,000 – Wal-Mart
10. Helen R. Walton: $15,400,000,000 – Wal-Mart

Others on the list include:
11. Steve “Monkey Boy” Ballmer: $14,000,000,000 – Microsoft
16. SergeyBrin: $11,000,000,000 – Google
16. Larry Page: $11,000,000,000 – Google
50. H. Ross Perot: $4,200,000,000 – Computer services, real estate
52. Eric Schmidt: $4,000,000,000 – Google
67. Steven Paul Jobs: $3,300 ,000,000 – Apple, Pixar
83. Steven Spielberg: $2,700,000,000 – Movies
83. Donald Trump: $2,700,000,000 – Real estate
93. Jerry Yang: $2,500,000,000 – Yahoo!
164. Mark Cuban: $1,800,000,000 – Broadcast.com
258. Ted Waitt: $1,300,000,000 – Gateway
283. Roy Disney: $1,300,000,000 – Disney
320. William Galvin: $1,100,000,000 – Motorola
377. Martha Stewart: $970,000,000 – Martha Stewart Omnimedia

Last year, Steve Jobs was at #74 with $2.6 billion. In 2003, Jobs was listed at #78 with $2.3 billion.

Full article here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Forbes: Apple CEO Steve Jobs is 74th richest American – September 24, 2004
Steve Jobs the 78th richest American with $2.3 billion in Forbes ranking – September 19, 2003

22 Comments

  1. Good to know that the Wal-Mart fortune is spread so evenly! Minus Buffet and Ellison the whole top 10 shows nicely the level of taste and sophistication of American consumers.

    To all those who are not rich: Be patient, the American economy will crash soon enough and the wealthy will be in the same lines for gasoline and flu vaccine.

  2. “To all those who are not rich: Be patient, the American economy will crash soon enough and the wealthy will be in the same lines for gasoline and flu vaccine.”

    I hear that. And Nero fiddles and kicks over cans of gasoline while Rome burns.

  3. Rumor has it Nero started the fire in Rome btw.

    Midnight Oil “Read About It” (first verse):

    The rich get richer, the poor get the picture
    The bombs never hit you when you’re down so low
    Some got pollution, some revolution
    There must be some solution but I just don’t know
    The bosses want decisions, the workers need ambitions
    There won’t be no collisions when they move so slow
    ….

    So, who’s your favorite Billionaire??

  4. G-spank,

    Kind of funny talk coming from someone who enjoys the fruits of a hard working, money-making, capitalist company like Apple.

    Not everyone want’s to strive for mediocrity and the “lowest common denominator” like your socialist buds…

  5. G Spank:
    “Imagine that, the obscenely rich get richer. As a Republican let me just say that this kind of stuff makes me feel all warm inside.”

    The irony of it is 90% of the people listed here are ardent Democrat supporters.

    Hmmmm. Wonder why…

  6. “To all those who are not rich: Be patient, the American economy will crash soon enough and the wealthy will be in the same lines for gasoline and flu vaccine.”

    Uh, no. When an economy crashes, it affects the middle class. The rich are always rich. The poor are always poor. We’re talking about the fabulously rich here. Not those with a couple million from inheritances. Even #320 from the list is worth over a billion.

  7. The irony of it is 90% of the people listed here are ardent Democrat supporters.

    Besides, Gates, Dell and the Waltons? Hmm.

    Though you’re partially right.

    Actually, I read an article on this phenomenon. It seems that once you pass a certain wealth threshold, you’re no longer worried about ever being remotely poor. (This is known as having f*ck-you money). I mean, even if Buffett loses half his fortune, he still has twenty billion to fall back on. That means you don’t have to vote GOP to simply make sure you get all the tax breaks and regulatory negligence. You have enough that you can actually vote your conscience! As Buffett said, “I don’t need a tax cut; my secretary does!”

  8. From the article:
    .”the collective net worth of the United States’ wealthiest climbed $125 billion, to $1.13 trillion,”

    As much as I hate Wal-Mart, it’s good to still see the Waltons beating out Gates & Co. in the top ten (77.9 billion, collectively, versus 73.5 billion from Gates & Allen).

    Sorry MS, the low-tech of everyday low prices still beats your innovation. I’d be embarrassed.

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