Forbes annual ranking of the richest folks in America is out, and sadly, yours truly didn’t make the cut yet again. Not surprisingly though, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was right up there, checking in at #42 with an estimated net worth of $6.1 billion. Last year, Jobs’ net worth was approximately $5.1 billion. A billion here, a billion there, it’s all good.
In Januy he unveiled Apple’s iPad tablet amid a media frenzy; the device has so far beaten the hype with more than 3 million sold since April. In May Apple’s market cap overtook Microsoft’s to become the most valuable tech company in the world. Despite a super-publicized antenna problem, Apple’s latest iPhone sold 1.7 million units 3 days after launch. Majority of fortune comes from Disney; as largest shareholder owns about $4.4 billion of stock. Reed College dropout founded Apple 1976.
As an aside, it’d be interesting to see a breakdown of the top 400 richest Americans and see how many of them actually finished cllege.