Bill Gates, with a net worth of $81 billion, is ranked No. 1 for the twenty-third consecutive year.
With a net worth of $65.5 billion, his friend Warren Buffett fell to third place for the first time in 15 years.
As a result of the skyrocketing stock prices of popular technology companies, the CEOs of these companies appear to have amassed wealth at a much quicker rate than others.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, acquired $20 billion, bringing his net worth to $67 billion and making him the second-richest person in the United States.
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook, rose to fourth place, his highest position ever, with a net worth of $55.5 billion.
Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle, landed at No. 5 for the first time since 2007. His wealth is 49.3 billion dollars.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, CEO of the eponymous firm Bloomberg L.P., holds the No. 6 position with a net worth of $45 billion.
These six multi-billionaires have a combined withdrawal of $363,3 billion, the majority of which is still invested in the companies they founded.
Nonetheless, a portion of their wealth is invested in real estate. Cascade, Mr. Gates' private investment firm, possesses a $170 million .