Amid a year of big gains and big losses, richest Americans are worth a record-breaking $2.96 trillion, up 2.2% from 2018. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos keeps his spot as No. 1 richest in the U.S for the second year in a row, despite parting with a quarter of his Amazon stake in a record-setting divorce settlement earlier this year. He clocks in at $114 billion, down from $160 billion a year ago. List of Wealthiest Americans His ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos, joins the list for the first time at No. 15, with a $36.1 billion fortune. Bill Gates came in at No. 2 , the same rank as last year, but the gap between him and Bezos has narrowed dramatically, to just $8 billion as of September 6, the day we locked in net worths. List of Wealthiest Americans

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1Jeff Bezos$114 BWashingtonAmazon
2Bill Gates$106 BWashingtonMicrosoft
3Warren Buffett$80.8 BNebraskaBerkshire Hathaway
4Mark Zuckerberg$69.6 BCaliforniaFacebook
5Larry Ellison$65 BCaliforniasoftware
6Larry Page$55.5 BCaliforniaGoogle
7Sergey Brin$53.5 BCaliforniaGoogle
8Michael Bloomberg$53.4 BNew YorkBloomberg LP
9Steve Ballmer$51.7 BWashingtonMicrosoft
10Jim Walton$51.6 BArkansasWalmart
11Alice Walton$51.4 BTexasWalmart
12Rob Walton$51.3 BArkansasWalmart
13Charles Koch$41 BKansasKoch Industries
13Julia Koch & family$41 BNew YorkKoch Industries
15MacKenzie Bezos$36.1 BWashingtonAmazon.com
16Phil Knight & family$35.9 BOregonNike
17Sheldon Adelson$34.5 BNevadacasinos
18Michael Dell$32.3 BTexasDell computers
19Jacqueline Mars$29.7 BVirginiacandy, pet food
19John Mars$29.7 BWyomingcandy, pet food
21Jim Simons$21.6 BNew Yorkhedge funds
22Laurene Powell Jobs & family$21.3 BCaliforniaApple, Disney
23Elon Musk$19.9 BCaliforniaTesla Motors, SpaceX
24Rupert Murdoch & family$19.1 BNew Yorknewspapers, TV network
25Leonard Lauder$18.8 BNew YorkEstee Lauder
26Ray Dalio$18.7 BConnecticuthedge funds
27Len Blavatnik$18.3 Bdiversified
28Lukas Walton$18.1 BWyomingWalmart
29Stephen Schwarzman$17.7 BNew Yorkinvestments
30Carl Icahn$17.6 BNew Yorkinvestments
31Thomas Peterffy$17.5 BFloridadiscount brokerage
32Donald Bren$17 BCaliforniareal estate
33Eric Schmidt$14.2 BCaliforniaGoogle
34Abigail Johnson$14 BMassachusettsmoney management
35Steve Cohen$13.6 BConnecticuthedge funds
36Pierre Omidyar$13.1 BHawaiieBay, PayPal
37Donald Newhouse$12.8 BNew Yorkmedia
38Ken Griffin$12.7 BIllinoishedge funds
39David Tepper$12 BFloridahedge funds
40Dustin Moskovitz$11.6 BCaliforniaFacebook
41Philip Anschutz$11.5 BColoradoinvestments
41Thomas Frist, Jr. & family$11.5 BTennesseehospitals
41John Menard, Jr.$11.5 BWisconsinhome improvement stores
44Charles Ergen$10.8 BColoradosatellite TV
45David Duffield$10.7 BNevadabusiness software
46Gordon Moore$10.3 BCaliforniaIntel
47Jan Koum$10.1 BCaliforniaWhatsApp
48Andrew Beal$9.8 BTexasbanks, real estate
49Carl Cook$9.7 BIndianamedical devices
49Stanley Kroenke$9.7 BTexassports, real estate
51Jim Kennedy$9.6 BGeorgiamedia, automotive
51Blair Parry-Okeden$9.6 Bmedia, automotive
53Hank & Doug Meijer$9.5 BMichigansupermarkets
54Stewart and Lynda Resnick$9 BCaliforniaagriculture, water
55Harold Hamm & family$8.8 BOklahomaoil & gas
56Jerry Jones$8.6 BTexasDallas Cowboys
56George Soros$8.6 BNew Yorkhedge funds
58Christy Walton$8.5 BWyomingWalmart
59Micky Arison$8.1 BFloridaCarnival Cruises
60David Geffen$7.9 BCaliforniamovies, record labels
61Shahid Khan$7.8 BFloridaauto parts
61Tom & Judy Love$7.8 BOklahomaretail & gas stations
63Leon Black$7.7 BNew Yorkprivate equity
63Ronald Perelman$7.7 BNew Yorkleveraged buyouts
63Charles Schwab$7.7 BCaliforniadiscount brokerage
66Stephen Ross$7.6 BNew Yorkreal estate
67John Doerr$7.5 BCaliforniaventure capital
67Richard Kinder$7.5 BTexaspipelines
67Ann Walton Kroenke$7.5 BTexasWalmart
70David Green & family$7.4 BOklahomaretail
70Marijke Mars$7.4 BCaliforniacandy, pet food
70Pamela Mars$7.4 BVirginiacandy, pet food
70Valerie Mars$7.4 BNew Yorkcandy, pet food
70Victoria Mars$7.4 BPennsylvaniacandy, pet food
75John Malone$7.3 BColoradocable television
75David Shaw$7.3 BNew Yorkhedge funds
77James Goodnight$7.2 BNorth Carolinasoftware
77Herbert Kohler, Jr. & family$7.2 BWisconsinplumbing fixtures
79Diane Hendricks$7 BWisconsinroofing
79Edward Johnson, III.$7 BMassachusettsmoney management
79George Kaiser$7 BOklahomaoil & gas, banking
82Robert Kraft$6.9 BMassachusettsNew England Patriots
82Steven Rales$6.9 BCaliforniamanufacturing
84Eli Broad$6.8 BCaliforniainvestments
85Jim Davis & family$6.7 BMassachusettsNew Balance
85Nancy Walton Laurie$6.7 BNevadaWalmart
85J. Christopher Reyes$6.7 BFloridafood distribution
85Jude Reyes$6.7 BFloridafood distribution
85John A. Sobrato & family$6.7 BCaliforniareal estate
85Patrick Soon-Shiong$6.7 BCaliforniapharmaceuticals
91Israel Englander$6.6 BNew Yorkhedge funds
91Reinhold Schmieding$6.6 BFloridamedical devices
93Marc Benioff$6.5 BCaliforniabusiness software
93Daniel Gilbert$6.5 BMichiganQuicken Loans
95James Chambers$6.4 BNew Yorkmedia, automotive
95Bernard Marcus$6.4 BGeorgiaHome Depot
95Robert Pera$6.4 BCaliforniawireless networking gear
95Katharine Rayner$6.4 BNew Yorkmedia, automotive
95Margaretta Taylor$6.4 BNew Yorkmedia, automotive
100Dannine Avara$6.3 BTexaspipelines