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U.S. remains the leader in rich Bill Gates

September 21 2007

Forbes magazine in the room, which goes on sale in the U.S. on September 21, publishes an annual list of 400 richest people in the U.S.. For the first time ever making the magazine such a ranking, the list includes only those people whose wealth exceeds 1,3 billion dollars. The total state of the participants rating of 2007 amounted to 1.54 trillion U.S. dollars, up 29 billion more than last year.

The undisputed leader of the list of 400 richest people in the U.S. the fourteenth year in a row is Microsoft founder Bill Gates. In the ranking of 2007 experts the magazine estimated his fortune at $ 59 billion. Second place again took investor Warren Buffett with 52 billion dollars, on the third line as well as in 2006, is situated Sheldon Adelson (Sheldon Adelson) - owner of online casinos and hotels in Las Vegas, owns $ 28 billion.

Fourth place in the list of Forbes richest Americans in 2007, retained the Lawrence Joseph Ellison (Lawrence Joseph Ellison) - owner of Oracle, which specializes in software for personal computers. Condition Ellison magazine estimates at $ 26 billion.

Fifth place was shared by Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, each of which holds 18.5 billion. Brin and Page in 2007, first entered the top ten rankings Forbes. Since 2004, the state of the founders of Google has quadrupled.

Outside dozens of richest Americans in 2007 was Paul Allen (Paul Allen), founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. 16.8 billion, owned by Allen, allowed him to take only the 11-th line.

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