- A new report has emerged showing the richest Americans over the last 30 years
- The data shows that a few have been consistently on the list since 1990
- It can also be concluded that the rich are getting richer as nett worth has more than doubled each decade
An interesting report has been released showing the richest Americans over the past 30 years. Looking at the trends over the last three decades, some names have remained consistent. Bill Gates has been named the richest man a whopping 25 times while Warren Buffet has remained consistently in the top five in all but one year.
According to Credittakeoff.com, Bill Gates has been America's richest person 25 times. He had a 24-year run from 1994 until 2017. The data also shows that although Warren Buffet was the wealthiest man only once in 30 years, he has consistently been on the list of the wealthiest in America. He has been in second place for 20 different years.
Sam Walton, founder of the massive American chain store Walmart, would have likely been on the list for a longer period if he had lived longer. The billionaire passed away in 1992.
The data also shows that America's richest people are only getting richer over the years. What credit crunch?
Thirty years ago, the Top 10 richest Americans had a combined wealth of $29.8 billion. This measly figure does not even make it into the Top 10 list of 2019.
The combined wealth of the richest in America in 2019 was a mind-boggling $708.6 billion.
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