You would think with a pandemic and all the struggling you see in our economy that even our richest American's would be showing a downturn in their finances. NOPE. Our New Jersey billionaires are richer than ever. Forbes released their Forbes 400, which is its annual list of the 400 richest U.S. billionaires. Four Jersey peeps made the cut and have more money than we could ever spend in a lifetime.
In case you want to know who to hit up for money, here are the New Jersey elite that made The Forbes 400 billionaires list:
Is the CEO of cable television company Mediacom, he is 71 and has a net worth of $8.4 billion. He's lives in Saddle River.
Milburn resident, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist John Overdeck, 51, has a net worth of $5 billion.
Businessman and philanthropist Peter Kellogg, 79, of Short Hills, has a net worth of $3.8 billion.
Highland Park's Sheldon Lavin is 89 and is a businessman and chairman of a high-profile U.S. meat processor, he has a net worth of $3 billion.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of the e-commerce giant Amazon, again topped The Forbes 400 list. His net worth was $189.8 billion...WOW just WOW.
Of course, we have to add Tesla founder Elon Musk ($190.5 billion), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ($134.5 billion), Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($134 billion), and Google executive Larry Page ($123 billion).
Billionaires increased their net worth by 40 percent over the past year even during these times. It is just like they say, the rich get richer...
It is worth mentioning that President Donald Trump, who used to be on this list fell off.
Alice Walton is the richest woman in America for the seventh year. She is the heir to Walmart and her net worth is $67.9 billion.
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