A look at the economy of the United States will reveal that to be considered rich a super power country, you have to have amassed a really large amount of money and assets. Some of the people listed here are also listed on the world’s richest people. According to Forbes magazine the ten citizens own estates and are living like royalty all thanks to their hard earned money. Some of them have completely outdone themselves by coming up with life changing innovations that have impacted the entire world in more ways than one. Here is a look at who they are and how they got here.
List of Top 10 Richest US Citizens as in 2017.
10. Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin is the brain behind Google. He is from Russia but he migrated to the United States at the tender age of six when his family faced anti-Semitism. He is a computer scientist hence a digital entrepreneur. He founded Google together with Larry page and he is president of Alphabet whose biggest innovation is Wikipedia. It is a parent company to Google. Google is now the number one most used and trusted search engine on planet earth. He lives in Los Altos California. According to Forbes magazine, his net worth is $38.2 billion.
9. Larry Page
He is the co- founder of Google. This computer scientist was born in Michigan U.S.A. He must have inherited his parent’s genes because they also were computer scientists. On the world’s richest people he ranks at an impressive 12th place. He lives in Palo Alto, California in the United States. His net worth is estimated to be $39.2 billion.
8. David Koch
David Koch is a science enthusiast and a chemical engineer. The business man from the U.S and he lives in New York City where he is believed to be the richest resident in that state. His family owns Koch industry which is the second largest privately owned company in the United States. The man has also been actively involved in politics and at one time, he ran for the office of Vice President in the U.S. His estimated worth is $43.8 billion.
7. Charles Koch
Charles Koch is brother to David Koch. Together they run Koch industries, one of United State’s largest privately owned companies. The company deals with chemicals manufacturing, pipelines and commodities trading .The businessman is also a generous giver, having donated to political parties and institutions such as the George Mason University and the Institute for Humane studies among many others. His Net worth is approximately $43.8 billion.
6. Michael Bloomberg
This American business genius is behind Bloomberg L.P, a financial data company used by professionals all around the world because of its effectiveness in calculating investment returns. He has also been privileged to serve in the board of trustees for John Hopkins University in the capacity of Chairman. Bloomberg has also been actively present in the political arena, having served as mayor of New York City not once or twice, but three times in a row. He is one amongst the Top 10 Richest US Citizens 2017. His net worth as reported by Forbes Magazine is $41.9 billion.
5. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the founder of Oracle Corporation. He is impressively the fifth richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine. In America alone he comes in at number three in the list for the wealthiest individuals in that country. Oracle is a database company. The business genius also owns two military jets which he is certified to fly. Larry is one of the world’ generous person as he has donated nearly $200 million to research on cancer treatment and also other charities.. His net worth is a staggering $49.3 billion.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
Everyone knows him as the genius that co-created Facebook, the social media platform that took the world by storm. He is an alumnus of Havard Univerrsity and together with four of his college mates; they founded Facebook from the comfort of their dormitory rooms. The social media site grew rapidly and soon became a way of connecting the whole world. Mark is also considered as one of the world’s most influential person. His net worth currently amounts to $55.5 billion.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet is considered to be one of the smartest investors of our time. The man is the largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway which is a multinational company. Also known as the Wizard of Omaha, Warren is also a political enthusiast and most recently he endorsed democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president. He has been named among the wealthiest people in the world as well as one of the most influential. His net worth is $65.5 billion.
2. Jeff Bezos
He is the founder of Amazon.co, the world’s largest online store. The American tech-prenuer also has interests in the media field and aerospace hence he has also acquired the Washington Post Newspaper and founded Blue Origin, an aeronautical company. He lives in Seattle and according to Forbes magazine; He is worth $67 billion.
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the brain behind Microsoft together with his co-founder Paul Allen. His is the largest computer software company worldwide. As reported by Forbes, he is currently the wealthiest individual on this planet. He is also an author, having written a number of books. Bill and his wife Melinda have actively been involved in charitable activities through their foundation known as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Their net worth rests at $81 billion.
This enviable list makes our top ten richest US citizens currently 2017. There you have it, a list that will motivate you to work harder and reach for your goals in life plus you steal tips and draw wisdom bites from the people who already made it. Every big risk taker reaps big but the ones who are afraid will never know.