Who Takes the Last Spot on Forbes List of the 400 Richest People in America?

by on March 9th, 2015
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Not surprising, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet top this year’s list with a net worth of $59 billion and $39 billion, respectively. Wal-mart heirs and siblings, Jim and Alice Walton, round out the top 10 with $21.1 billion and $20.9 billion. And the final spot belongs to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who has a net worth of $1.05 billion.

When it comes to the NFL, the last player selected in the draft is referred to as Mr. Irrelevant. The term hardly seems to fit Snyder, a college dropout who made his first million by the time he was 20. At the age of 46, Snyder is on the younger end of the Forbes 400 which ranges from 27 to 96 years old. According to Forbes, Snyder built his wealth with his marketing company, and now owns parts of the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain, Red Zebra Broadcasting, and Dick Clark Productions. Then there is the matter of Snyder’s ownership of the Washington Redskins football team. The Redskins are the eighth most popular team according to this year’s Harris survey of nearly 2500 adults who follow professional football. Snyder bought the team in 1999 for $750 million and reaped the benefits as the team’s value soared.

With Snyder’s continued ownership interests and investments he is poised to remain in the billionaire club and may very well move on up the Forbes 400.

Other Highlights From This Year’s List:
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, both 27, are the youngest on the list, ranked at 14 and 91.

Oprah Winfrey holds spot 139 with a $2.7 billion net worth.

Wal-mart is the primary or partial income source for seven people on the list.

Google is the primary or partial income source for four people on the list.

Forbes Staff, The Forbes 400 Richest People in America, Forbes.com
PRNewsWire, Press Release – Dallas Cowboys Are Again America’s Favorite Team, MarketWatch.com

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