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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Old and Rich--The Latest List of the 400 Richest Americans

Forbes magazine has released its latest list of the richest 400 Americans. It continues to be the case that the rich are disproportionately older people. The average age among the 10 richest, for example, is 69 years old. At the same time, the richest person, Bill Gates, is only 55 (the youngest of the ten richest), whereas his good friend Warren Buffet (second richest and oldest among the top 10) is 81. The youngest of the rich is Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, who at age 27 is already the 14th richest American.

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