Eight Forbes 400 Alums Missed the List This Year by Mere Millions
Every year, Forbes comes out with the definitive list of billionaires in America—the Forbes 400. The 400 richest people in America has changed quite a bit over the years. In fact, the list itself has undergone quite the makeover.
Being on the list has become even more competitive. This year, you had to have a net worth of $1.7 billion or more to join the coveted club. That is almost 10% than last year. In 2014, the base net wroth was $1.55 billion.
This leap eliminated quite a few previous members, usually due to fluctuating stocks. However, we venture to say that nobody felt missing the cut this year more than those who missed the list by less than a billion dollars. That close-call honor goes to eight former members of the list this year.
The most notable is Vinod Khosla who has a net worth of $1.69 billion. (Yes, he was that close.) Kholsla is a venture capitalist who typically invests in Silicon Valley technology. The second and third slots of just-missed-the-cut Forbes 400 alums include Robert Fisher and William Fisher, each with $1.68 billion. They are of the Gap Fishers.
The rest of the eight clocked in at $1.65 billion. They’re Joe Jamail, Jim Justice, Neal Patterson, Peter Peterson and Jon Yarbrough.