Jews of the Forbes 400 by the Forward

Jews of the Forbes 400

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The Forbes 400 list of the richest people of America was released on Monday.

As expected, Bill Gates (#1) and Warren Buffet (#2) topped the list with $72 billion and $58.5 billion, respectively. But members of the tribe made notable appearances, taking up eight spots in the Top 20.

Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle Corporation nabbed the #3 spot with $41 billion; Charles and David Koch tied at #4 with $36 billion; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it to 10th (the four spots above were given to various Waltons, aka the Wal-Mart family) with $31 billion; Sheldon Adelson took #11 with $28.5 billion; Sergey Brin, Google CEO got #14 with $24.4 billion; George Soros, Michael Douglas’ new best friend, came in at #19 with $20 billion, and finally, Mark Zuckerberg slid in at #20 with his paltry $19 billion.

Honorable mention to Ralph Lauren (#54) with $7.7 billion. That’s nothing to scoff at.


Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

Jews of the Forbes 400

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