Bill Gates Named America’s Wealthiest Man Again With $72 Billion Net Worth

Forbes released its annual list of the richest Americans earlier today, with Microsoft co-founderBill Gates taking the top spot for the 20th straight year, with a net worth of $72 billion.

Though most of the names and rankings haven’t changed since last year, a large part of the list saw their fortunes grow over the past year, mostly due to improvements in the stock and real estate markets.