Every year, Forbes ranks the wealthiest people in America in a special section called the Forbes 400.
This year’s list has the same top three as the last three years’ lists. Bill Gates, pictured, leads with a net worth of $66 billion, investor Warren Buffett is second with $46 billion, and Oracle founder Lawrence Ellison is third with $41 billion.
Also like last year, there are five people on the list who call Massachusetts home. See who they are.
Net worth: $11.8 billion
Overall rank: 27
In August, Fidelity Investments elevated Johnson to the No. 2 role at the investment giant, reporting to her father, Edward C. “Ned’’ Johnson III. The younger Johnson will now have the added title president of Fidelity Financial Services.
Edward C. Johnson III
Net worth: $6.5 billion
Overall rank: 52
Johnson retained his role of Fidelity chief executive and chairman of Fidelity after his daughter was elevated to president of Fidelity Financial Services. The promotion is the clearest sign yet that Abigail Johnson is on target to one day run Fidelity.
Net worth: $2.6 billion
Overall rank: 170
Hostetter founded Continental Cablevision in 1963, and made his fortune when he sold his stake in the company in the ’90s. Hostetter and his wife, Barbara, (pictured) have also founded the Barr Foundation charitable organization.
Net worth: $2.3 billion
Overall rank: 206
Kraft, who is chairman and chief executive of The Kraft Group, made his initial fortune in the paper and packaging industries. He has since gained even more name recognition (and wealth) as owner of the New England Patriots.
Jim Davis & family
Net worth: $2.1 billion
Overall rank: 229
Davis bought New Balance in 1972, and turned it into the third-largest sneaker company in the United States. Davis currently serves as chairman of the company.
Net worth: $1.5 billion
Overall rank: 311
Residence: Boca Raton, Fla.
While not a Massachusetts resident, Red Sox owner Henry has a definite tie to the Bay State. Henry bought the Red Sox in 2002 and recently bought a soccer team in Liverpool, England.