Billionaires Worth More Than the United States’ Cash Balance

Billionaires Worth More Than the United States’ Cash Balance

How empty is the Treasury coffers? For comparison, $38.8 billion is equivalent to the gross domestic product of Bahrain and Paraguay, less than the net worth of more than two dozen of the world’s richest people. Of course, much of these billionaires’ wealth is tied up in stocks, not cash.

Here’s a list of people with net worth greater than US cash reserves, according to Thursday’s Bloomberg News Billionaires Index. (Per the news agency’s editorial guidelines, its billionaire Michael Bloomberg is not included in the index. However, Forbes estimates his net worth at $94.5 billion.)

  • Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury group LVMH: 189 billion US dollars

  • Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter: $179 billion

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO: $139 billion

  • Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft: $125 billion

  • Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle: $116 billion

  • Steve Ballmer, investor and former Microsoft CEO: $113 billion

  • Larry Page, co-founder of Google: $112 billion

  • Warren Buffett, Investor: $111 billion

  • Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google: $106 billion

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO: $92.3 billion

  • Carlos Slim, Investor: $90.3 billion

  • Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, heiress to the L’Oréal fortune and company board member: $87.2 billion

  • Mukesh Ambani, chairman of energy company Reliance Industries: $83.7 billion

  • Amancio Ortega, founder of fashion group Inditex: $67.1 billion

  • Jim Walton, heir to Walmart fortune: $66.6 billion

  • Rob Walton, heir to Walmart fortune: $64.9 billion

  • Alice Walton, heiress to the Walmart fortune: $63.8 billion

  • Gautam Adani, founder and chairman of conglomerate Adani Group: $63.4 billion

  • Jacqueline Mars, heiress and co-owner of candy maker Mars: $61.7 billion

  • John Mars, heir and chairman of Mars: $61.7 billion

  • Zhong Shanshan, founder and chairman of bottled water company Nongfu Spring: $61.6 billion

  • Julia Flesher Koch and family, heirs of businessman David Koch: $60.6 billion

  • Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries: $60.4 billion

  • Michael Dell, CEO and Chairman of Dell Technologies: $53.4 billion

  • Alain Wertheimer, co-owner and chairman of Chanel: $45.9 billion

  • Gérard Wertheimer, co-owner of Chanel: $45.9 billion

  • Giovanni Ferrero, CEO of chocolate and confectionery company Ferrero Group, and family: $43.6 billion

  • Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of technology company ByteDance: $42.3 billion

  • Nike co-founder Phil Knight and family: $41.5 billion

  • Klaus-Michael Kühne, honorary chairman and majority owner of the transport company Kühne+Nagel: 40.9 billion US dollars

  • François Pinault, founder of the luxury group Kering: $39.6 billion