At $72B, Bill Gates Is Richest American For 20th Straight Year

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September 16, 2013 AT 9:14 AM
It's hard to think of a year in which Bill Gates wasn't at the top of the Fortune 400 list, considered as the definitive annual list of America's richest. And so it goes: the Microsoft co-founder continues to be the wealthiest American for the 20th year in a row, according to the list, thanks to his total net worth of $72 billion, up from $6 billion in 2012.