By Luisa Kroll, Forbes.com
The Forbes 400 richest Americans regained lost ground in 2010, while most were still smarting from the recession.
The total worth of the Forbes 400 was up 8% to $1.37 trillion, well out-earning the 1% rise in the S&P 500 index over the same period of time. More than half (217) are richer than they were a year ago.
The headline number tells a partial story. Just over one-third of the 400 failed to add to their fortunes or lost ground. Still well out of reach is the record $1.57 trillion in total net worth set in 2008.