Elon Musk stands atop the list of America’s wealthiest individuals, according to Forbes. But “poor” Mark Zuckerberg no longer cracks the top 10.
And former President Donald Trump? He comes in at No. 343, but that’s actually an improvement in his ranking.
Musk, the 51-year-old Tesla TSLA,
Rounding out this year’s top-10 list are plenty of familiar names, including Bill Gates (No. 3, $106 billion); Larry Ellison (No. 4, $101 billion); and Warren Buffett (No. 5, $97 billion).
But this year’s ranking was noteworthy for one individual who didn’t make it to the top 10 — namely, Zuckerberg of Meta META,
Musk’s wealth also puts him at the top of Forbes’ real-time ranking of global billionaires. That list includes several individuals from outside the U.S., such as France’s Bernard Arnault and India’s Gautam Adani.
Apparently, the tough economy is leaving even the wealthiest Americans feeling slightly less wealthy. Forbes noted that the combined net worth of the top 400 totaled $4 trillion — or $500 billion less than in 2021. “The rich don’t always get richer,” Forbes said.
The highest newcomer on the 400 list? Oil tycoon Autry Stephens, whose $10 billion in wealth put him 64th in the ranking.
And what about Trump? He rejoined the list — in the 343rd spot — after failing to make the cut last year. Forbes put his net worth at $3.2 billion.