The Richest Americans in 2017
Bill Gates is once again the wealthiest person in America for an incredible 24th-consecutive time.

Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report)  founder Bill Gates is once again the wealthiest person in America for an incredible 24th-consecutive time, according to latest Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans in 2017. 

This year's list is packed with executives in the technology, software, and financial services industries. Also noteworthy is that President Donald Trump's net worth fell by $600 million, placing him at 248th on the list with a total worth of $3.1 billion. 

Surprise, the top 5 names should sound pretty familiar: 

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1. Bill Gates
1. Bill Gates

The founder of the Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) technology empire saw his net worth climb to $89 billion in 2017, up $8 billion from last year.

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2. Jeff Bezos
2. Jeff Bezos

The CEO of Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report) saw his net worth spike $14.5 billion in 2017 to place him second on the list at $81.5 billion.

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3. Warren Buffett
3. Warren Buffett

The Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A - Get Report) (BRK.B - Get Report) came in third with a net worth of $78 billion, up $12.5 billion from 2016.

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4. Mark Zuckerberg
4. Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook'  (FB - Get Report)  CEO grew his net worth $15.5 billion in 2017 to place him fourth on the list with a total of $71 billion.

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5. Larry Ellison
5. Larry Ellison

Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle (ORCL - Get Report)  , came in fifth with a net worth of $59 billion, up $9.7 billion from 2016.

6. Charles Koch and David Koch
6. Charles Koch and David Koch

The Koch brothers, who run the family-owned Koch Industries, tied for sixth on 2017's list with a net worth of $48.5 billion, up $6.5 billion from 2016.

7. Michael Bloomberg
7. Michael Bloomberg

The CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, mass media, and software company, finished seventh on the list with a net worth of $46.8 billion, higher by $1.8 billion from 2016.

8. Larry Page
8. Larry Page

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and current CEO of Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) , ranks eighth iwith a net worth of $44.6 billion, higher by $6.1 billion from 2016.

9. Sergey Brin
9. Sergey Brin

Brin, the other co-founder of Google and current President of Alphabet, came in ninth with a $43.4 billion, up $5.9 billion from 2016.

10. Jim Walton
10. Jim Walton

Walton, the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart (WMT - Get Report) , rounds out the top 10 in 2017 with a net worth of $38.4 billion, up $2.8 billion from 2016.

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