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6 VA, DC Billionaires On Forbes List Of Richest Americans 2019

Posted on Oct 04,2019
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Jacqueline B. Mars, center, remains Virginia's wealthiest resident, according to Forbes. (Getty Images)
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By Deb Belt

WASHINGTON, DC — America's richest keep getting richer. The wealthiest Americans on the annual Forbes 400 list grew their combined net worth by just over 2 percent from the previous year, making them worth $2.96 trillion in 2019.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is once again at the top of the list. His ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos, who got 25 percent of the couple's shares in Amazon as part of their divorce settlement, is now the 15th richest person in America, according to the list.

In Virginia, five people were among the 400 richest in America in 2019, while D.C. resident President Donald Trump also made the list.

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