Here’s some news that will make you feel incredibly poor and brighten up your day! The Forbes 400 Rich List of 2018 has just been released, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates for the top spot after a 24-year reign as number one.
Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates by a substantial $63 billion, with Bezos net worth of $160 billion against Gates $97 billion, securing their spots as the richest men in America.
The online retail giant Amazon’s owner, Jeff Bezos, was crowned the richest man in modern history back in July, so it’s safe to say that Amazon has been doing very well across the world by meeting consumer demands.
Following Bezos and Gates, in third place comes Berkshire Hathaway business man, Warren Buffett, with $88.3 billion, Mark Zuckerberg in fourth with $71 billion, followed by Oracle co-founder Larry Illison with $58.4 billion.
Forbes Media assistant managing editors, Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan, said in a statement that they are, “seeing more billionaires than ever before, thanks in part to the strong stock market and continuing tech boom.”
“For the first time, more than a third of US billionaires were too poor to make this elite list of the nation’s 400 richest.”
Moreover, the news which should shut down irate extremist “leftist” liberals whom hate Donald Trump (which we don’t), is that it’s noted that Donald Trump has slipped down 138 spots on the list since 2015, back when he first kicked off his presidential campaign.
Donald Trump has lost around $1.4 billion of his own funds as President, which should tell you all you need to know about serving the country, whereas Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama earned numerous millions of dollars above their salary whilst in the political office. What does that tell you? Corruption! That’s what it tells you, and that Democrats are the party of crime.
Donald Trump has also donated his Presidential salary in every quarter to worthy causes in the United States. The US President, according to Forbes, is now the 259th richest man in America, and Space X CEO Elon Musk landed as the 24th richest person in the U.S. Well, how much money does a person really need?
For the first time ever, Forbes also scored people on their philanthropic efforts, with them reporting, “We scored each Forbes 400 member on their philanthropic giving, with scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being most philanthropic.”
The Forbes 400 Rich List was estimated with an overall “snapshot of the fortunes of America’s wealthiest people using stock prices from September 7, 2018.”
We wonder how much money Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are giving away for philanthropic causes? Surely, they’re giving away a lot to many worthy causes, so perhaps that’s where they should compete?
That being said, just how much money is George Soros spending on his domestic terrorism causes? How much money has he spent on his illegal political intervention agenda, since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 US election? Just how much has George Soros really spent annually on treasonous acts against the United States of America and the world?
George Soros is listed as being in 60th place on the Forbes 400 list, and with Brett Kavanaugh soon to be appointed SCOTUS, despite Soros’ spending on fabricated lies and paid for protests against him. We really do wonder how much further Soros’ bank balance will fall in this next year on the Forbes list. Or will he just finally die? One can dream…
Anyway, for a full run down of the Forbes 400 rich list in America, please click here to see who finished where, and what they do for work.
Story by The Narrator
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