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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 09: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft looks on during warm ups prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

When we think about Forbes richest in Massachusetts, list, who comes to mind first? Robert Kraft, John Henry? Well, your closer than you think!

Forbes released it’s list of the Top 400 Wealthiest Americans for 2022.   

Before we get to Massachusetts names, the top 5 national names include, #1 , Tesla founder Elon Musk, (what a shock). He’s at $251 BILLION. Pretty amazing since there are only 4 million Tesla cars on the road, all 4 million in Wellesley. Musk is no stranger to innovation. He founded Pay Pal. Add to that he’s the guy that created the Space X Rocket Company, not to be confused with the Flintstones Spaceley Sprockets.  Musk may also be the inventor who ends big city traffic with his under ground tunneling company The Boring Company. He aims to building underground tunnels in cities for the future. Here’s the rest of the top 5 RICHEST:

#2 Jeff Bezos (Amazon) $106 billion (Keep that in mind when Christmas shopping!)

#3 Bill Gates (Microsoft) $106 billion (You have his operating system on all of your computers.)

#4 Larry Ellison (Oracle) $101 billion

#5 Warren Buffet, (Berkshire Hathaway) $97 billion. (You may have bought a couch from Warren at Jordan’s Furniture. His company owns them!)

 

So, let’s take a look at what 6 Massachusetts residents make Forbes List of Richest Americans!

  • #29 Abigail Johnson-Fidelity-$20.5 Billion (Her siblings made the cut too! Read ahead!)

    According to Wikipedia: Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman, and the granddaughter of the late Edward C. Johnson II; the founder of Fidelity Investments. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer (CEO) of American investment firm Fidelity Investments. She needs more fingers to count her money.

    Abigail’s siblings, siblings Edward Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson come in at No. 133 and No. 196, respectively.

  • #59 Robert Kraft-$10.6 Billion

     

    Why am I still ok with paying $12 a beer at Gillette?

  • #202-Robert Hale Jr-Granite Telecommunications-$5 Billion

    • According to Forbes, Robert Hale is the founder and CEO of wholesale telecommunications provider Granite Telecommunications.
  • #271-Jim Davis-New Balance-$4 Billion

    Pictured with former Canadian pro tennis player Milos Raonic.

  • #327-Amos Hostetter Jr-Cable TV Pioneer-$3.3 Billion

    • Amos Hostetter Jr. made a fortune in the 1990s as cable TV pioneer and now is most active in philanthropy. (From Forbes.com) Is that Nelson Mandela?

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