Steve Jobs checks in as the 43rd richest American in 2009

Thu, Oct 1, 2009


Forbes recently released its list of the 400 wealthiest people in America for 2009, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs checked in at the 43rd spot with a net worth of approximately $5.1 billion.  With that kind of cash, Jobs could buy 864,406 iPod Shuffles or 255 thousand iPhone 3GS’s for $199. Or, he could also buy well over a million black turtlenecks.

Interestingly, MacRumors points out that Jobs net worth actually delcined by about $600 million over the past year, but since other folks on the list suffered more pronounced losses, Jobs spot on the list actually jumped up a few places, going from the 61st spot last year to the 43rd spot this year.

Not too shabby for a college dropout who only makes $1 a year in annual salary.

Tech related folks rounding out the top 10 include Bill Gates taking up the top spot with $50 billion in assets, and Larry Ellison coming in 3rd with a net worth of $27 billion. Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google occupy the 11th and 12th spots, with each owning assets totaling $15.3 billion.  Micheal Dell’s net worth of $14.5 billion places him 13th on the list while Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer follows close behind in the 14th spot with assets reportedly worth $13.3 billion.  All that cash, and fool still doesn’t have an iPhone!

You can check out the list in its entirety over here.



1 Comments For This Post

  1. Machead Says:

    $5.1 billion = $5100 million, isn’t turtle necks cost $5100 each?, it would be much more expensive than Macs. ipod shuffle only cost $59 bucks, he can buy tens of millions of ipod shuffle.

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