Gates touts a $106 billion fortune in the number two spot, having donated $35.8 billion to charity so far. Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s biggest private charitable foundation, according to Forbes.
Investor Warren Buffett, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison round out the top five wealthiest Americans.
The youngest person to make the list is 29-year-old Snap, Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel, with the oldest being 96-year-old media magnate Sumner Redstone. Fifty-six women made the 2019 list — one less woman than listed in 2018.
MacKenzie Bezos is one 19 new people who made the list, including Anthony Wood, the founder of the streaming technology Roku, and the first Puerto Rican-born billionaire Orlando Bravo.
Two-hundred and fifty-four people on the list started their own business and almost half founded their first company before 30.
The list has a minimum net worth requirement of $2.1 billion, so a record 221 American billionaires from Jay-Z to Kylie Jenner didn’t make the cutoff, according to the outlet.