From New York Post
Bill Gates is feeling the heat.
The Microsoft billionaire on Tuesday was crowned the wealthiest American for the 23rd year in a row even as a new generation of tech wizards closes in on him.
Gates is worth $81 billion after increasing his net worth by $5 billion in the last 12 months, according to the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos rose to the No. 2 position, thanks to a 56 percent jump in the e-commerce giant’s share price. Bezos is now worth $67 billion.
Warren Buffet, despite adding $3.5 billion, giving him a net worth of $65.5 billion, fell to third place.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg made his first Top 5 appearance on the much-watched list, clocking in at No. 4. His net worth jumped by $15.2 billion, to $55.5 billion.
The annual Forbes 400 list featured 50 women, up from 43 last year.
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