By: Wendy Lee , Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Four Taiwanese have been included in the Forbes magazine’s list of America’s 400 wealthiest people this year.
According to Forbes, the billionaires on this year’s ranking have a record-breaking, combined total net worth of $2.4 trillion, up from $2.34 trillion in 2015.
Bill Gates remains in the top spot as the richest person in America for 23 straight years, with a net worth of $81 billion in 2016.
Meanwhile, immigrants have enjoyed a great year as more than 10 percent of the members on the list are foreign-born, with a combined worth of almost $250 billion, and come from as many as 21 different countries, led by Israel (6), India (5), Hungary (4) and Taiwan (4), according to the ranking.
The four Taiwanese included in the list are David Sun (90th), cofounder of Kingston Technology, Min Kao (246th), co-founder of Garmin Corporation, Jerry Yang (321th), co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc., and Huang Jen-hsun (395th), co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA. [FULL STORY]