Bill Gates Is Still Richest American

September 18, 2008 By:
Bill Gates Is Still Richest American

For the fifteenth time in a row, Bill Gates has been named the #1 richest person in our country. The Microsoft CEO is worth $57 billion, coming out on top for the 27th edition of the Forbes 400. Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, came in at number two with a net worth of $50 billion.

New to the list this year is 24-year old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. That little venture made him $1.5 billion, which pales in comparison to Gates and Buffet, but not too shabby for a social networking site!

For the full list, click HERE. Although, it may depress you that despite the terrible economy that's hitting everyone hard, these guys are still high rollers. That's the way the cookie crumbles!