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Forbes unveiled its annual list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in the U.S., and 82 billionaires didn’t make the cut.
Forbes unveiled its annual list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in the U.S., and 82 billionaires didn’t make the cut. A cool $1.3 billion was needed to crack the list, now in its 25th year. In 1982, the first person to top the list was shipping magnate Daniel Ludwig, then worth $2 billion. Bill Gates tops this year’s list—for the 14th straight time—with $59 billion. (USA Today)
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