Bill Gates tops Warren Buffett on Forbes list of richest Americans
The lousy economy and other factors actually made it easier for people to get on the list this year, relatively speaking, with $950 million doing the trick, versus $1.3 billion for last year's tally. Among the notable newcomers was Marvel Entertainment (MVL) chief Isaac Perlmutter. News that Disney (DIS) agreed to buy the superhero media company boosted his net worth to $1.55 billion. There were some high-profile departures, too, including that of R. Allen Stanford, who fell off the list after the feds froze his assets in connection with charges that he allegedly ran a Ponzi scheme, Forbes reports. Check out the full story and list here.