Top 20 Richest People in the US [Report 2021 ]

Being rich is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Almost every one of us dreams of becoming rich one day and fulfilling all the desires. The strong desire to achieve success and high living standards are two big motivators to make people work hard. When people say money can’t buy happiness, well that is not completely true. In this world where everything comes with a price tag, money plays a significant role and can buy happiness to a great extent.

Now, let us look at some of the richest people in the US, who have achieved success and own a lot of money. Let us look at these richest people in the US, who have worked hard to get where they are today and are an inspiration to the mass. 



1. Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the CEO of Amazon. He is an American industrialist, investor, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. He was born on January 12, 1964 and is 56 years old. His current net worth is US$205.6 billion and is considered to be the richest man in the world since 2017. Amazon is the world’s largest multinational technology company and successful as well.

Jeff Bezos quit his job and moved to Seattle, and then he tried to do something with the power of the Internet. He first opened an online bookstore and finally he founded Amazon on July 16, 1995. At first, Jeff Bezos and his employees started to develop software for this e-commerce business in a garage which after sheer hard work turned into what it is today. 

2. Bill Gates

Bill Gates is considered to be the business magnet of American and he is 65 years old. He is also a philanthropist and a software developer, who is renowned because of Microsoft. He has a net worth of US$115.2 billion. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He dropped out of college and Bill Gates along with Allen created Microsoft, which was a mixture of a software and a micro-computer. Finally, Bill Gates established the software company which made huge money and is still making. 



3. Warren Buffet

Warren Edward Buffet is an American business tycoon, philanthropist, investor, and also happens to be the CEO as well as Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. He was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is 90 years old and still one of the richest people in the US. Warren Buffet’s net worth is US$78.8 billion and he bought Berkshire Hathaway then turned into what it is today. 

4. Larry Ellison

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American philanthropist, business magnate, and an investor. He is the executive chairman and co-founder of Oracle Corporation which is a multinational computer technology corporation. He was born on August 17, 1944 in the Bronx, New York and he is now 76 years old. He has a net worth of US$75.8 billion and he worked for various companies as a computer programmer.Larry Ellison competed with Microsoft to prove his invention. He founded the Oracle corporation and made it come to this position today. 

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur, philanthropist, and media magnate. He was born on May 14, 1984 in White Plains, New York. He is 36 years old and his net worth is US$ 104 billion. He is widely known as the co-founder of Facebook and this platform brought him to what he is today. Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO, controlling shareholder and chairman of Facebook. He dropped out of college and started to focus on the site which after a lot of work made him what he is now. 



6. Jim Walton

James Carr Walton is the heir to the world’s largest retail known as Walmart. He was born on June 7, 1948 in Newport, Arkansas, and he is 72 years old. He is the son of Sam Walton and he is the youngest son. Jim Walton’s current net worth is US$66.7 billion and he is one of the richest people in the US. 

7. Alice Walton

Alice Louise Walton is an American, who is the heiress of Walmart and the huge amount of shares. She was born on October 7, 1949 in Newport, Arkansas. She is 71 years old and is one of the richest women alive. Her net worth is US$66.9 billion and she is just lucky to get the fortunes of Walmart. 

8. S.Robson Walmart

He is the heir to Walmart’s fortune and he served as Walmart’s chairman from 1992 to 2015. He was born on October 28, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and he is 76 years old. S.Robson Walmart has a net worth of US$66.3 billion and is considered to be one of the richest people in the US. 



9. Steve Ballmer

Steve Anthony Ballmer is an American investor and businessman. He was the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He was born on March 24, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan and he is 64 years old. Steve Ballmer has a net worth of US$70.1 billion and is one of the richest men in the US. 

10. Larry Page

Lawrence Edward Page is an American internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. He is one of the co-founders of the renowned Google and he made his career herein Google. He was born on March 26, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan and he is 47 years old. Larry Page’s current net worth is US$68.1 billion and he is known to be one of the richest people in the US.

11. Sergey Brin

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American internet entrepreneur as well as computer scientist. Along with Larry Page he co-founded what we know today as Google. Sergey Brin used to be the president of Alphabet Inc. which was Google’s parent company. He was born on August 21, 1973 in Moscow, Russia, and he is 47 years old. Sergey Brin has a net worth of US$66.1 billion.

12. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE is an American politician, philanthropist, author, and also a businessman. He is the co-founder and majority owner of Bloomberg L.P.. He was also the mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013. He was born on February 14, 1942 in Brighton, Massachusetts. He is 78 years old and has a net worth of US$54.9 billion.

13. Charles Koch

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American philanthropist and a businessman. He is the CEO of Koch Industries and is ranked as one of the richest people in the world also in the US. He was born on November 1, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas and he is 84 years old. The current net worth of Charles Koch is US$44.9 billion and has made where he is today. 

14. Julia Koch

Julia Koch is an American businesswoman and she derived the fortunes from the Koch industry. She was born in 1963 in Indianola, lowa and she is 57 years old. Julia Koch has a net worth of US$44.9 billion.

15. MacKenzie Bezos

MacKenzie Bezos is an American venture philanthropist, novelist and billionaire. She was the executive director of Bystander Revolution, which is an anti-bullying organisation that she had founded. She was born on April 7, 1970 in San Francisco, California. She is 50 years old and she is considered to be one of the richest people in the US.

16. Phil Knight

Philip Hampson Knight, is an American businessman and also a billionaire. He is the chairman and co-founder of Nike Inc. and used to be the CEO of the company. In the Forbes magazine he was ranked as the 26th richest man in the world. He was born on February 26, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. He is 82 years old and has a net worth of US$48. 6 billion. 

17. Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American investor, philanthropist and businessman. He is also a political donor. Sheldon Adelson is the CEO, chairman, and founder of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He was born on August 4, 1933 in Dorchester, Boston.He is 87 years old and has a net worth of US$30.8 billion. 

18. John Mars

John Franklyn Mars is a very famous American businessman. Forbes magazine ranked John Mars as the 33rd richest man in the world. He is the owner of Mars Inc. and that made him one of the successful men in the US. He was born on October 15, 1935 in Arlington Country, Virginia. He is 85 years old and he has a net worth of US$28.9 billion. 

19. Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars is an American investor and a heiress of the Mars Inc. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, who are the founders of the candy company incorporated. She was born October 10, 1939 in the United Kingdom. She is 81 years old and has a net worth of US$ 28.9 billion.  

20. Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk FRS is an industrial designer, engineer, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CTO, CEO and designer of SpaceX. He is also an early CEO, investor and product architect of Tesla Inc.. He is also affiliated with renowned companies and is widely renowned. He was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. He has citizenship in Canada, United States and South Africa. He is 49 years old and has a net worth of US$91.8 billion.

The list might go on and on and on. Yet these are some of the most influential richest people in the US who can make a mark for the would-be millionaires and billionaires. 



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