48. Michael Bloomberg – $37 billion
Michael Bloomberg is the 6th richest person in the United States and the 10th richest in the world.
Founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., the 75-year-old is a tycoon of global financial services, with operations that also stretch into the mass media. $30 billion is just a rough guess, and some say that Bloomberg’s wealth is far greater.
Politics go well with wealth, at least for the American public. Bloomberg served as mayor of New York from 2002 until 2013 and was even rumored to join the presidential race twice.
Some say that Bloomberg missed his chance. Despite the prestige, it is hard seeing Americans vote for another billionaire after Trump, and for someone that would be an octogenarian in 2020.