We came a bit late to the tech mogul scene, so we missed that whole "Bill Gates is t3h suxxors" phase. Or at least we were still young enough to say "suxxors" without irony when that phase passed. So it is with complimentary — no, congratulatory — attitude that we announce: According to Forbes, Bill Gates is $2 billion richer than he was this time last year, and he's still the richest American alive.

#1 William Henry Gates III [Forbes]