8 of the 10 Richest Americans Come From the Tech World

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes’ ranking of the 400 richest Americans

Forbes released its look at the 400 richest Americans on Tuesday — and it’s packed with tech executives. Eight of the top 10 richest people in the U.S. come from the tech world, with Amazon chief Jeff Bezos topping the list with a net worth of $179 billion.

That actually represents a bit of a drop for Bezos who in August became the first person ever worth $200 billion. He’s taken a $20 billion hit, though, as Amazon’s stock price has dropped 10% in the last week.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates came in second for the title of richest American with a net worth of $111 billion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was third with a net worth of $85 billion.

Other rich tech big-timers included: Oracle founder Larry Ellison, former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer, Tesla and SpaceX head honcho Elon Musk, and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

The only two members of the top 10 who did not make their fortune from tech were powerhouse investor Warren Buffett and Walmart heiress Alice Walton, who came in 10th with a net worth of $62.3 billion. (Walton was immediately followed by her brothers, Jim and Bob Walton, on the list.)

You can check out Forbes’ full list by clicking here.