There are numerous billionaires in the United States, and the top 10 have a combined net worth of more than $1.3 trillion
With Elon Musk being the lone exception, all but one of the billionaires saw an increase in their net worth; his net worth remained constant from the previous year. According to Forbes, the majority of the top 10 wealthiest Americans get their wealth from IT companies, and all but one of them have a net worth of at least $100 billion.
Elon Musk – $251 billion
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX is still the only American billionaire with a net worth over $200 billion in 2023 thanks to his $251 billion net worth. In the last 12 months, Musk made a significant investment by paying $44 billion for Twitter and renaming the service X. Since purchasing the site, Musk has made a number of improvements, most recently testing the network’s livestreaming capabilities.
Jeff Bezos – $161 billion
The Washington Post is owned by Bezos, who also founded the enormous online store Amazon. Bezos looked into purchasing the Washington Commanders football team in February, but Josh Harris ended up taking over ownership of the group in July.
Larry Ellison – $158 billion
Like Musk, Larry Ellison derives the majority of his income from technology, with the 79-year-old’s fortune coming from the software company Oraclee.
Warren Buffett – $121 billion
Through the global holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which is best known for its insurance operations, Buffett derives his income. Buffett is the list’s oldest multibillionaire at 93 years old.
Larry Page – $114 billion
Page, a co-founder of Google who is no longer the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent firm, nevertheless made it into the top five of American billionaires. He no longer holds the title of CEO, but he remains a member of the company’s board of directors.
Steve Ballmer – $101 billion
Ballmer headed Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. Even though he left the role almost a decade ago, he still has a net worth of more than $100 billion.
Bloomberg, Michael — $96.3 billion
Former presidential candidate Bloomberg, who makes the majority of his money from his media company Bloomberg LP, is the wealthiest billionaire in the United States without a net worth exceeding $100 billion. Bloomberg announced a $500 million effort to shut down all of the country’s remaining coal plants and halt the development of any new natural gas plants in September.
Bill Gates – $111 billion
The Microsoft co-founder left the board of directors in March 2020 after an inquiry into a relationship with a woman at the company, but he still possesses well over $100 billion. In September, Gates invested $95 million in shares of Anheuser-Busch, which experienced significant losses as a result of their collaboration with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.
Sergey Brin – $110 billion
Brin is a co-founder of Google and a former CEO of Alphabet, just like Page. In 2019, he also gave up his post as CEO, however he continues to serve on the board of the business.
Mark Zuckerberg – $106 billion
The CEO of Meta spent the past year introducing Threads, an alternative platform to Musk’s X, but acknowledged that it has had trouble retaining members. At 39 years old, Zuckerberg is also the youngest billionaire on this list. He has played up the idea of a one-on-one fight between himself and Musk, though he hinted in August that such a fight is unlikely to ever take place.