The annual Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list showed that total wealth climbed 19 percent in the last year to $2.02 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion, with an average net worth per individual of $5 billion, up from $ 4.2 billion in 2012. It now takes $1.3 billion in assets just to get on the list.
Atop the list for another year was Bill Gates, who at 57 has a net worth of $72 billion, up from $66 billion a year ago.
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