There is no doubt that the USA is amongst the most powerful and wealthiest countries in the world. And because of this fact, there is no shortage of rich and powerful individuals in the states. These people control billions and billions of dollars and hold a ton of power to boot, and they come from different ways of life as well. So here are 18 of the richest and most powerful people in the USA, in no particular order. And while you’ll definitely know some of the names on this list, some you likely won’t, like the people in the number 5 spot.
#18 Ginni Rometty
#17 Steve Schwarzman
This man is the king of private equity. He is the CEO of the Blackstone Group, which is a buyout firm with about $334 Billion in assets under management. And his fortune of almost $11 Billion is also very impressive. While you probably didn’t know this guy’s name, you know his company, much like the man in the 13th entry.
#16 Larry Ellison
Ellison is the co-founder and executive chairman of Oracle, a database and software titan. He consistently ranks as one of the top 10 richest people in the world, with a fortune of just under $50 Billion. And while he was successful, his company recently joined up and partnered with the company of the person in the next entry.
#15 Satya Nadella
When people think of Microsoft, their minds automatically go right to Bill Gates. And while Gates founded the company, he is no longer the CEO. That distinction goes to Satya Nadellea. And while Microsoft has always been a popular tech company, they have recently faded away from innovation, but Nadella is looking to change that with some new products in the coming years.