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The New Top 5 Richest People in the United States of America.

The United States of America is a country located in North America. This country is one of the greatest countries in the world where opportunities are not hard not come by(the land of opportunities). The country is diverse with different kinds of people which makes it a multicultural country.

According to IMF, the U.S. GDP of $22.7 trillion constitutes 24% of the gross world product at market exchange rates and over 16% of the gross world product at purchasing power parity. The US economy is a vibrant one which makes it one of the countries most immigrants seek for greener pastures(American Dream).

The US is the largest importer and second-largest exporter of goods. The country is a giant when it comes to science and technological innovation since the 19th century. Americans collectively possess 29.4% of the world’s total wealth, the largest percentage of any country.

Since the beginning of time, this great nation has been able to catapult into being the greatest in the industries that make a country grow. Impeccable individuals from America have created corporations, industries, franchises, and have undertaken humanitarian purposes to capture the minds of the world.

In today’s article, we will take a look at the top 5 richest people in the United States of America that have created their wealth through creating employment and rising above the challenges to be who they are now.

Without wasting much time let’s dive in.

The top 5 richest people’s wealth was calculated using stock prices and exchange rates from September 3, 2021, according to Forbes.

Rank Name of PersonalityEstimated Net Worth
#1Jeff Bezos$201 B
#2Elon Musk$190.5 B
#3Mark Zuckerberg$134.5 B
#4Bill Gates$134 B
#5Larry Page$123 B

#1 Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $201 B
Age: 57
State: Washington
Source: Amazon
Philanthropy Score: 1
Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman on July 5, 2021. Amazon thrived during the pandemic; revenues in 2020 grew 38% to $386 billion as people stayed home and made online purchases.

#2 Elon Musk
Net Worth: $190.5 B
Age: 50
State: Texas
Source: Tesla, SpaceX
Philanthropy Score: 1
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla — and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX. He owns 21% of Tesla but has pledged more than half his stake as collateral for loans; Forbes has discounted his stake to take the loans into account.

#3 Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $134.5 B
Age: 37
State: California
Source: Facebook
Philanthropy Score: 2
Facebook, the social network Zuckerberg runs, has been an information hub during the pandemic, but has come under scrutiny for spreading vaccine misinformation. In June 2021, a judge dismissed antitrust cases brought by states and the federal government, which could have forced Facebook to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp.

#4 Bill Gates
Net Worth: $134 B
Age: 65
State: Washington
Source: Microsoft
Philanthropy Score: 4
Bill Gates turned his fortune from software firm Microsoft into a diversified fortune; his focus has shifted to zero-carbon energy investing and philanthropy. On May 3, 2021, Bill and Melinda each announced on Twitter they were ending their marriage after 27 years. They will still co-chair the foundation.

#5 Larry Page
Net Worth: $123 B
Age: 48
State: California
Source: Google
Philanthropy Score: 1
Larry Page stepped down as CEO of Alphabet, the parent of Google, in December 2019 but remains a board member and a controlling shareholder. He cofounded Google in 1998 with fellow Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin.

You can also read more about the top richest people in the United States of America at Forbes. You can also check out our list for the top 10 richest people in Kenya also here: georgeweb.org

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