Forbes announces its list of 400 wealthiest Americans
Forbes on Wednesday released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, who have a combined net worth of a staggering $2.96 trillion, according to the outlet.
Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos held onto the number one spot for a second consecutive year, with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates came in second on the list.
Bezos touts a net worth of $114 billion, a significant decrease from last year's $160 billion due to the terms of his high-profile divorce with wife MacKenzie Bezos.
She was awarded 25% of the couple's Amazon shares and made the list for the first time this year, clocking in at number 15, with a $36.1 billion fortune.
Gates touts a $106 billion fortune in the number two spot, having donated $35.8 billion to charity so far.
Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world's biggest private charitable foundation, according to Forbes.
Investor Warren Buffett, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison round out the top five wealthiest Americans.
The youngest person to make the list is 29-year-old Snap, Inc CEO Evan Spiegel, with the oldest being 96-year-old media magnate Sumner Redstone.
Fifty-six women made the 2019 list — one less woman than listed in 2018.
staggering adj. 惊人的，令人震惊的
consecutive adj. 连贯的；连续不断的
magnate n. 巨头；大资本家；大亨；富豪