According to the Forbes real-time richest list of data, since January 1 this year, the United States the most wealth of five people increased by a total of 66.8 billion US dollars, according to the Forbes report. Four of them are the founders of technology companies, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Bezos, Facebook founder Zuckerberg, and Oracle founder Larry Ellison. As well as with the "shares of God" said Warren - Buffett.
The wealth of the five most wealthy people in the United States
Although the five wealthy holdings of assets are very different, but their wealth growth can basically be attributed to the stock market returns. The fastest growing wealth is Zuckerberg, his Facebook's share price rose 50% this year, as of the US Eastern time on Friday at 4 pm, his net worth increased by $ 23.4 billion to $ 71.8 billion, from Buffett is only $ 3 billion.
According to Facebook's latest earnings report, the first quarter revenue of $ 80.32 billion, compared with $ 5.382 billion last year, an increase of 49%, excluding the impact of exchange rate changes for the 50% increase; net profit of 3.064 billion US dollars over the same period last year Of the net profit of 1.738 billion US dollars increased by 76%, revenue performance than Wall Street analysts had expected. At the same time, Facebook user size and user activity are also increasing. At the beginning of July Zuckerberg in the personal Facebook account announced the number of active users has reached 2 billion, each day each user on their platform to spend up to 50 minutes.
Bezos is the second fastest growing wealth this year. As of last Friday, his net worth increased by $ 21.9 billion to $ 86.8 billion. On Thursday, Bezos was worth more than $ 90 billion, more than Gates became the world's richest man, but this lasted only a few hours. With the Amazon stock fell, Bezos fell back to the rich list second. Amazon shares continue to rise this year, so far up to 39.5%, price-earnings ratio is reached a staggering 197 times. Wall Street mainstream view that Amazon may become the first market value of 1 trillion US dollars of the company.
At the same time it is worth mentioning that most of Bezuo Si's wealth is accumulated in recent years, nearly 5 years, Bezos's wealth increased by 70 billion US dollars, only two years, his wealth increased by 45 billion US dollars The
As of last Friday, Bill - Gates net worth $ 89.8 billion, sit tight in the top of the list, so far this year, his wealth increased by $ 6.1 billion. And he created Microsoft's recent transcripts is also very bright. July 21 morning, Microsoft released as of June 30 of the 2017 fiscal year fourth quarter and full year earnings. Among them, the fourth quarter, Microsoft's revenue of 23.317 billion US dollars, compared with 20.614 billion US dollars last year, an increase of 13%; net profit of 6.513 billion US dollars, compared with 31.22 billion US dollars last year, an increase of 109%.
Buffett this year, the least growth of wealth, as of last Friday, his net worth only increased by 1.9 billion US dollars to 74.9 billion US dollars. But earlier this month he announced the donation of $ 3.2 billion worth of Berkshire shares, so that his worth discounted.
Warren Buffett has announced that he will hold the 1863 million Berkshire Hathaway B shares (worth about 3.17 billion US dollars) donated to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other five charitable foundation. In 2006, Buffett announced that he would donate most of his wealth to charity, and then he donated his Berkshire Hathaway shares to charitable foundations through annual gifts each year. So far Buffett has been to the five charitable foundations (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Novo Foundation.) 27.54 billion US dollars
Ranked fifth is the founder of Oracle Ellison, his worth this year, an increase of 13.5 billion US dollars, reaching 61.2 billion US dollars. This increase exceeds the GDP of Nicaragua.