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12 DC-Area Billionaires Make the Forbes List of America’s Richest People

The rich just keep getting richer, except for Donald Trump.

Forbes on Tuesday released its 2021 Forbes 400 list, a ranking of the richest Americans. The combined net worth of the top 20 people on the list is $1.8 trillion. That number includes Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, who has claimed the spot of the richest person in America for the fourth time in a row and became the first person on the Forbes 400 to be worth more than $200 billion.

The list’s richest local, after Bezos, is candy heiress and Virginian Jacqueline Mars with $31.8 billion and ranks No. 21. Mitchell Rales, the Walt Whitman High School alum who co-founded Potomac’s Glenstone museum, comes in at No. 117 with $7.5 billion. Chevy Chase native and real estate heir Bernard Saul II has $3.8 billion and a ranking of 300.

Former President Trump fell off the list for the first time in 25 years. Forbes estimated Trump’s fortune to be $2.5 billion, which is $400 million short of the cutoff to be included on this year’s list.

Here’s the full list of billionaires with local ties who made the cut:

1. Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, $201 billion

21: Jacqueline Mars, Mars candy company co-owner, $31.8 billion

108: Pamela Mars, Mars candy family, $8 billion

117: Mitchell Rales, co-owner of the Danaher Corporation, $7.5 billion

188: Stephen Bisciotti, owner of the Baltimore Ravens, $5.7 billion

229: Ted Lerner, owner of the Washington Nationals, $4.7 billion

240: Jim Davis, staffing and recruiting company co-founder, $4.6 billion,

240: Daniel D’Aniello, cofounder of the Carlyle Group, $4.6 billion

261: David Rubenstein, cofounder of the Carlyle Group, $4.3 billion

281: Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Football Team, $4 billion

281: William Conway, Jr., cofounder of the Carlyle Group, $4 billion

300: Bernard Saul II, real estate investor, $3.8 billion

Damare Baker
Assistant Editor

Before becoming an assistant editor, Damare Baker started out as an editorial fellow for Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean, and journalism.