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Forbes: Mike Bloomberg Still Has Way More Money Than You Do


Forbes released its 30th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans yesterday, and there’s a 99.9 percent chance that you didn’t make the list.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg did, though, finishing 10th on the list with a net worth of about $25 billion.

But Bloomberg isn’t the only person in New York with way (way) more money than you — of the 400 richest people in the country, 120 are from New York state, with 53 hailing from the five boroughs.

And here’s an interesting tidbit from this year’s list that’s certain to cause a little fussiness amongst the “99 percent-ers”: The piss-poor economy that has millions of Americans out of work isn’t impacting the country’s billionaires — this year’s Forbes rankings finds that the average net worth of the billionaires on the list is $4.2 billion, which is up from $3.8 billion last year.

Below is a list of notable New Yorkers who could each probably afford
to do the backstroke through a Scrooge McDuck-esque money vault as the rest of us cram into
shoebox-sized apartments and scurry through the subways like sewer rats.

From Forbes’s list:

26: Ronald Perelman, Leveraged buyouts, $12 billion.

36: Rupert Murdoch, News Corp., $9.4 billion.

46: Samuel Newhouse, Conde Nast, $7.4 billion.

52: Ralph Lauren, $6.5 billion.

128: Donald Trump, Real estate & TV, $3.1 billion.

190: Mortimer Zuckerman, Real estate & media, $2.4 billion.

271: Barry Diller, IAC, $1.8 billion.

347: Sean Parker, $1.3 billion.

360: Peter Peterson, Blackstone Group, $1.2 billion.

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