400 Richest Americans Worth 10% of U.S. Economy

By Derek Thompson

Forbes released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans on Wednesday. And they're worth nearly 10 percent of our $14.5 trillion economy.

Their combined net worth climbed 8% this year, to $1.37 trillion. Wealth rose for 217 members of the list, while 85 saw a decline.

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