Microsoft 's Gates tops Forbes' list of 400 richest Americans

Full story: Chicago Tribune
Hedge fund and private equity managers made up more than half of the newest members of Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans, which was again topped by Microsoft Corp. Full Story

Seattle, WA

#1 Sep 21, 2007
Some of these guys made their fortune on just one idea or company (Bill Gates, Google founders, Dell founder, etc.), however most of them made it by being involved with several different companies and industries. Check out these maps from NewsVisual. They show you the connections of some of these people like Warren Buffett , Carl Icahn and Rupert Murdoch (OK, not American, but still an interesting read) . It's really incredible to be able to see just how many companies they are involved in.

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 23, 2007
I would like to buy a house in westchester. I could sell coffee, but I need a lot help to become rich, like many millionaires in the USA I want to be part of the 400 top millionaires

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