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The Earth Has a New 'Richest Person'

With a net worth of $90.9 billion, Jeff Bezos just surpassed Bill Gates

(Newser) - A strong morning for shares of Amazon has resulted in bragging rights for CEO Jeff Bezos: He is now the richest person on the planet. Bezos' net worth climbed to $90.9 billion about 10am EDT Thursday, putting him ahead of Gates at $90.7 billion, per Bloomberg . It's... More »

Jeff Bezos' Magic Number Is $990

If Amazon shares hit that, and they're close, he'll be world's richest

(Newser) - The world's No. 2 richest man took a big step toward the No. 1 slot Thursday. With Amazon shares reaching as high as $965 in after-hours trading (up nearly $50 from the close) on the news that sales may beat estimates for the quarter, Jeff Bezos' fortune was set... More »

America's 10 Wealthiest Presidents

The first president was also the wealthiest: 24/7 Wall Street

(Newser) - It's not clear what Donald Trump's net worth is, but low estimates have it at about $3 billion, per 24/7 Wall St . If accurate, he would become the richest president in history by far. Still, Hillary Clinton's net worth of $75 million (with husband Bill) would put... More »

The 10 Richest Self-Made Women in America

The top spot goes to ... a roofer

(Newser) - As USA Today puts it, "the richest self-made woman in America is a roofer." Diane Hendricks, who owns America's largest wholesale roofing and siding distributor, tops Forbes ' second annual list of the country's richest self-made women—meaning they earned rather than inherited their cash. The... More »

Obama's Net Worth Is...

President has up to $7M in assets

(Newser) - Barack Obama may not be Mitt-Romney-rich (or even Al-Gore-rich ), but he's doing all right for himself. The president's latest financial disclosure forms, released yesterday, reveal that he and Michelle had total assets worth somewhere between $1.8 million and $7 million in 2013, the AP reports. (That'... More »

Obama's Net Worth Revealed —Kind Of

It's somewhere between $1.8M and $7M

(Newser) - President Obama's net worth could stand at a hair under $7 million ... or just $1.8 million. That range comes via his financial disclosure reports released yesterday, and USA Today sums it up perfectly: The Obamas "are wealthy, but it's uncertain just how wealthy." Their assets... More »

Fed Economic Report: Middle Class Getting Hosed

American families lose two decades of accumulated wealth

(Newser) - The Fed released its much-anticipated report on the economy today, and the news is not pretty. In short, the median American family's wealth has fallen to early-1990s levels, eliminating two decades of prosperity, while savings are down and debt hovers like a vulture over most Americans, the New York ... More »

Keep Track of Zuck's Wealth—in Real Time

Wall Street Journal offers Mark Zuckerberg widget

(Newser) - Just how rich is Mark Zuckerberg? The answer is changing rapidly, but the Wall Street Journal will keep you posted. Facebook's IPO has helped make Zuck one of the world's richest people. Of course, his wealth is shifting along with the stock price—so the Journal is providing... More »

Members of Congress With Lowest Net Worth

Alcee Hastings leads the way with a negative $4.7 million

(Newser) - Apparently, not everyone in Congress is rich . The Washington Post compiled a list of the 25 lawmakers with the lowest net worth, based on 2010 disclosures analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics. Here are the "top" 5, all of whom are in the red. (There's no explanation... More »

Romney's Net Worth: Between $190M-$250M

The former venture capitalist is doing OK

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has a net worth of up to a quarter of a billion dollars, reports the Boston Globe . His campaign estimates the total to be somewhere between $190 million and $250 million in a financial disclosure filed with the FEC. The total, which hasn't changed much over the... More »

How Much Money You Got? Sites Broach Taboo Topic

It's easier than ever to see how we stack up with others

(Newser) - You probably don't know Joey Kincer of San Juan Capistrano, California, but if you read the New York Times Magazine this weekend, you'll learn he makes $65,000 a year as a web developer and has a net worth of $201,000 (above the national median but about even with... More »

US Millionaires Jump 16% as Market Rebounds

Ranks of rich, ultra-rich rising again

(Newser) - They've had a rough couple of years but America's rich are now getting richer again, according to a report from the Spectrem Group. The number of households with over $1 million in assets—not including the primary residence—jumped 16% last year to 7.8 million. The 69% rally in... More »

In '07, Jackson Worth $237M, But Cash-Poor, in Debt

(Newser) - As recently as 2007, Michael Jackson had a net worth of $236.6 million, the AP reports. But his finances weren’t that simple. Most of his $567.6 million in assets were tied up in property and rights—he had just $668,215 in cash—and his debt totaled... More »

Net Worth of US Households Sinks Another $1.33T

(Newser) - The net worth of US households—assets minus debt—fell $1.33 trillion in the first quarter to $51.71 trillion, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 2.6% drop is smaller than the 8.6% of 2008’s fourth, a Fed report says. The first-quarter data don’t include... More »

How Much Is Donald Worth? Here's How He Figures It

'Mental projections' and ballpark estimates rule Trump's valuation of his empire

(Newser) - As a defamation action brought by Donald Trump against a writer for allegedly understating the Donald’s net worth gets under way today, the question on everyone’s mind is: How much is Trump really worth? The 2005 book put the figure at $250 million, Deutsche Bank pegs it at... More »

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