Ah, to be young, a billionaire, and Miranda Kerr’s boyfriend.
There is exactly one person in the world who can claim those three glorious things, and it’s 25-year-old Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, who secured a spot for the first time on The Forbes 400, published Wednesday. Spiegel is both the youngest person on the list and the youngest billionaire in the world.
Of course, at $2.1 billion, Spiegel falls well below fellow tech giants Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, who both made the top 10 on the list of the richest Americans this year. Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, is the biggest gainer on the list: He’s managed to become $16.5 billion richer in a single year. Bezos is now the fourth richest American and is worth $47 billion. Zuckerberg’s net worth of $40.3 billion positions the Facebook CEO seventh.
The price of entry on the Forbes 400 was a whopping $1.7 billion this year. That’s the highest it’s been in the 34 years Forbes has tracked American wealth. (In 2014, the magic number was $1.55 billion). In case you were wondering, 145 U.S. billionaires were too poor to make the top 400.
Combined, the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth $2.34 trillion — up $50 billion from a year ago.