America’s 400 richest got even richer in 2012 with their net worth hitting $1.7 trillion — Forbes

America’s filthy rich got even richer over the past year, as their combined net worth grew to a whopping $1.7 trillion, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday.

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates topped the magazine’s annual list of the 400 richest Americans for a 19th year running, as he sits on a fortune worth $66 billion.

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