File photo. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos during a groundbreaking ceremony in Seattle, Washington, USA, January 29, 2018. . / Lindsey Wasson (Lindsey Wasson /)
By Sheila Dang and Catherine Koppel
Sep 8 (.) – Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, tops the list of the richest Americans for the third year in a row, as President Donald Trump’s position declined amid coronavirus damage to his real estate empire, reported the Tuesday the magazine.
The combined wealth of the 400 members of the Forbes list grew to a record $ 3.2 trillion as millionaires continued to do well amid the economic ravages of the pandemic and the loss of more jobs. than 1.8 million Americans.
Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications, a platform that has become dominant in the telecommuting era, was one of 18 newcomers, with a net worth of $ 11 billion.
Trump dropped to No. 352 from 275 last year. His net worth fell to $ 2.5 billion from $ 3.1 billion as his office, hotel and resort businesses were damaged in the pandemic. The Trump Organization has sites in all three categories.
Trump has refused to release his tax records, and is mired in a dispute with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who required the president to report eight years of personal and corporate returns.
The annual list can be used to locate the most powerful people in the United States, said Kerry Dolan, editor in charge of the Forbes investigation, in an interview with . TV.
« As a society, we should all know who is behind the biggest companies and what they are doing with their money, » he said.
(Reporting by Sheila Dang and Catherine Koppel; Edited in Spanish by Janisse Huambachano)