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Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos.

The staggering amount of wealth held by the Forbes 400 more than doubled over the last decade. But their tax rates actually dropped.

Lawmakers have repeatedly cut a variety of taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Some experts say that's contributed to accelerating inequality.
The Forbes 400 list of richest Americans looks very different today from how it looked in 1982.

Comparing Forbes’ lists of America’s richest people from 1982 and 2019 shows how differently wealth is tracked today

The first Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans was published in 1982, and it looked very different from the 2019 version.
Abigail Disney is among a group of 19 ultra-wealthy Americans who signed a letter asking presidential candidates to support a wealth tax on June 24.

11 famous Americans who aren’t as rich as you think they are

Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company cofounder Roy Disney, is actually worth less than the company's current CEO.
Forbes ranked Philip Anschutz as the seventh richest American in 1982, and he's stayed on the list ever since.

There are only 2 people who have consistently ranked among the richest 400 Americans every year for the past 37 years

Forbes confirmed to Business Insider that only two men, Philip Anschutz and William Herbert Hunt, have been on the list every year since 1982.

The 11 richest self-made women in America, ranked

From Oprah Winfrey to Meg Whitman, only 11 women on the Forbes 400 list in 2019 qualify as "self-made." Here's a look at who made the list.
A Cargill sign during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

4 billionaire sisters with stakes in the world’s largest food company all tumbled from the list of the richest Americans in the last year

Cargill, the largest privately-owned US company, reported a major drop in Q4 earnings due to a "very challenging global business environment."
MacKenzie Bezos made her first appearance on the list of America's wealthiest women in 2019.

The 15 richest women in America, ranked

This list of women has a collective net worth of $262.4 billion. See which heiresses and businesswomen made the top of the Forbes 400 list.
Jeff Bezos is worth $114 billion. In 1982, the richest American was only worth $2 billion.

The richest American 37 years ago wouldn’t even make it onto the Forbes billionaires list today

In 1982, the richest American was only worth $2 billion. In 2019, the country's richest billionaire, Jeff Bezos, is worth $114 billion.
Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel is the youngest person on the Forbes 400 list.

Meet the 15 youngest, richest American billionaires

Forbes just dropped its Forbes 400 list. The 15 richest, youngest billionaires in America are worth a collective $146.9 billion. See who they are.
Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos playing tennis years ago

The 25 richest tech execs in the U.S.

Bill Gates has definitively been the richest guy in Silicon Valley since "Friends" first aired on television. But leave it to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to dethrone the king and blow the rankings out of the water with a fortune that now tops $150 billion.