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Losing $400 million in one year… that’s gotta hurt.
Despite her losses, Oprah still managed to gain 14 positions compared to last year, going from 155th to 141st richest in the nation, with an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion.
More than 75 percent of the people listed had reported losses amid one of the nation’s toughest economic crises.
In fact, with the exception of Oracle’s Lawrence Ellison, who stayed third with $27 billion, everyone in the top 10 is a tad poorer. Microsoft Corp. owner Bill Gates reported $7 billion less, from $57 billion to $50 billion, and Warren Buffet saw his riches decrease by a fifth, from $50 billion to $40 billion.
Members of the Walton family, owners of Wal-Mart, reported losses between $1.7 billion and $4.3 billion.