Gates tops annual list of wealthiest Americans
Microsoft Corp. software mogul Bill Gates is still the richest American, according to Forbes magazine. Gates was listed in the number-one spot on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest US citizens, with a fortune worth $54 billion. Investor Warren Buffett came was second, with $45 billion.
Newcomers to the list this year include Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz (who at age 26 is the youngest billionaire on the list) and Eduardo Saverin.
There are five Massachusetts residents on the list, which was released today, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Fidelity Investments chief executive Edward C. "Ned" Johnson III.