Bill Gates tops Forbes list of 400 richest people in America


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Bill Gates is the richest person in America, according to Forbes.

Revealing its list of the 400 richest people in the nation, Forbes pegged former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates with a treasure chest of 81 billion dollars.

Gates actually added 9 billion dollars to his net worth over the past year, partly due to a rise in his Microsoft shares as well as growth in other investments.

But Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took top honors as the biggest gainer on the list.

Ranking him Number 11, Forbes pegged Zuckerberg's net worth at 34.7 billion dollars, up 15 billion dollars from last year.

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