The Bottom Line
Forbes unveiled its annual list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in the U.S., and 82 billionaires didnâ€™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)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- In defense of Gwyneth Paltrow
- Alien conspiracy theorists think the government is on the verge of spilling big secrets
- Republicans love this new health care plan. Too bad it's basically a tax cut for the rich.
Subscribe to the Week