Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Forbes 400 List: 10 Richest People in America for 2017

Forbes 400 List: 10 Richest People in America for 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' estimated $81.5 billion fortune kept him right behind Gates for the second consecutive year.

As a candidate, Trump claimed his net worth was almost $9 billion (£6.8 billion), but Forbes says the actual figure is closer to $4 billion (£3.3 billion).

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Trump, ranked No. 156 in 2016, is now tied with 15 others -- including casino magnate Steve Wynn and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel - for No. 248.

Investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., held onto the third spot with his net worth at $78 billion, an increase of $12.5 billion from a year ago even after giving away more than $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock in July. He was ranked seventh on the list two years ago.

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Trump has tweeted about the Forbes 400 list before, including once in 2014 when he retweeted and commented on a person's tweet that claimed that Forbes underestimates Trump's actual net worth.

The value of Trump's golf properties in Miami, Ireland and Scotland also have decreased, according to the magazine, which said "would-be guests stayed away, apparently offended by the president's politics and bombast". Specifically, "a tough NY real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign". He was no. 156 previous year.

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