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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

September 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Bill Gates still the richest person in America

gates_web.jpgMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates once again tops Forbes’ list of the richest people in America.

Gates, currently chairman of Microsoft’s board as well co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has a net worth of $66 billion, according to Forbes, which last year ranked him at No. 1 with $59 billion net worth.

Other Washington state residents on the list:

  • Jeff Bezos, at No. 11, with estimated net worth of $23.2 billion
  • Steve Ballmer, No. 19, $15.9 billion
  • Paul Allen, No. 20, $15 billion
  • James Jannard, No. 150, $2.8 billion
  • Craig McCaw, No. 311, $1.5 billion
  • Bruce Nordstrom, No. 360, $1.2 billion

Forbes’ list can be found here.

(Photo of Bill Gates from Microsoft)

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