The richest Americans are getting richer, according to the latest release of the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest Americans.We all know Bloomberg gives Obama a tongue-bath at every opportunity, and Ellison is a supporter.
At a combined wealth of $1.37 trillion, the 400 Richest Americans saw their wealth increase by 8% over last year. The wealth level needed to make the Forbes 400 also pushed back above $1 billion; it had fallen below $1 billion in 2009 for first time since 2006.
No surprise at the top of the list, Bill Gates of Microsoft in the No. 1 spot with a net worth of $54 billion, and Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway at No. 2 among America's richest, with wealth estimated at $45 billion.
Among the Top 10 Richest Americans in the Forbes 400, only Larry Ellison of Oracle and Michael Bloomberg have made the Buffett/Gates charitable pledge. Ellison is No. 3 on the Forbes 400, with an estimated wealth of $27 billion. Bloomberg rounded out the Forbes 400 Top 10 with an estimated wealth of $18 billion.
Just remember this the next time Obama rails against "the rich" his pals become more wealthy while he's busy wrecking our economy.