Richest Americans

America's Richest Man Is ...?

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tops Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year.

Median Family Wealth Is at a 43-Year Low, Study Finds

A recent study by NYU economics professor Edward N. Wolff puts the decline of the American middle class in a whole new perspective: According to Wolff's calculations, the median net worth of American households has now reached a 43-year low. And that's not only troubling statistic he found.

Meet the Richest People in America

The nation's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, according to Forbes. And while there are many familiar faces on this year's list of the richest Americans, a younger group of entrepreneurs are quickly marching their way up the ranks.

Income Inequality on Course to Hit Record Levels

With a tax bill tilted to benefit the wealthiest Americans poised to pass Congress this week, U.S. income inequality is poised to set new records. One key to that shift -- a change in the tax rules that lets the rich pass their wealth on to their heirs at the lowest tax rates in decades.