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The Forbes 400 was recently published, which is the Definitive Ranking of The Wealthiest Americans. The Forbes 400 richest Americans are worth a record-breaking $2.96 trillion. 31st on this list is the CEO of Interactive Brokers, Tamás Péterffy, who actually has Hungarian origins.

Amazon-founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the No. 1 richest in the U.S (for the second year in a row) with $114 billion, and Bill Gates came in at No. 2 with $106 billion, Forbes reports. The top 10 of the Forbes 400 list are:

  1. Jeff Bezos, 114 billion USD
  2. Bill Gates, 106 billion USD
  3. Warren Buffet, 80.8 billion USD
  4. Mark Zuckerberg 69.6 billion USD
  5. Larry Ellison, 65 billion USD
  6. Larry Page, 55.5 billion USD
  7. Sergey Brin, 53.5 billion USD
  8. Michael Bloomberg, 53.4 billion USD
  9. Steve Ballmer, 51.7 billion USD
  10. Jim Walton, 51.6 billion USD

The 31st wealthiest American is Hungarian-born Tamás Péterffy with 17.5 billion USD.

Tamás Péterffy is a digital trading pioneer, the CEO of Interactive Brokers, which markets its specialised trading platform to sophisticated investors. He founded Interactive Brokers in 1993.

Thomas Peterffy is a Hungarian-born American billionaire businessman. He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and the largest shareholder of Interactive Brokers, which is a U.S.-based brokerage firm. The company operates the largest electronic trading platform in the U.S. by the number of daily average revenue trades. The company brokers stocks, options, futures, EFPs, futures options, forex, bonds, and funds.

He was born in Budapest but emigrated to the United States as a refugee in 1965. He started working as an architectural draftsman and later became a computer programmer. He purchased a seat on the American Stock Exchange in 1977, and he played a role in developing the first electronic trading platform for securities.

To see the full Forbes 400, click here.

Source: www.forbes.com; Wikipedia

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