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2009

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  1. Forbes' Richest Americans Lost Money This Year (USA Today)
      "America's super rich are getting poorer. For only the fifth time since 1982, the collective net worth of the Forbes 400, the annual tally of the nation's richest people, has declined, falling $300 billion in the past 12 months from $1.57 trillion to $1.27 trillion." 09-09

Papers
  1. Billionaires 2009 (Forbes)
      "After slipping in recent years, the U.S. is regaining its dominance as a repository of wealth. Americans account for 44% of the money and 45% of the list's slots, up seven and three percentage points from last year, respectively. Bill Gates lost $18 billion but regained his title as the world's richest man. Warren Buffett, last year's No. 1, saw his fortune decline $25 billion as shares of Berkshire Hathaway fell nearly 50% in 12 months. Mexican telecom titan Carlos Slim Helú maintains his spot in the top three but lost $25 billion. " 09-09

   
   


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