Bill Gates is the richest again Right now, commodities seem like the best bet for how the world's first trillionaire might make his fortune: Demand from emerging economies nike black shoes is insatiable, and demand from developed economies seems unlikely to fall in the foreseeable future. The world's richest family, the Al Nahyans of Abu Dhabi, are reportedly worth a collective $150 billion, thanks to high gas prices. A few decades of pain at the pump, smart investing, and dollar inflation, and the family's net worth might hit $1 trillion. (America's richest family, the Waltons of Wal Mart nike foamposite fame, are worth $90 billion.) Forbes came out with its rankings and put Gates, the Microsoft co founder and charity mogul, on top with an estimated wealth of $59 billion. Earlier this year, the magazine ranked him as the second richest person in the world behind Mexico's Carlos Slim. Gates' friend and sometime bridge partner Warren Buffett came in second with an estimated wealth of $39 billion. Six others in Washington made the list of America's 400 wealthiest. Paul Allen, Microsoft co founder, real estate developer and sports owner, was 23rd with an estimated wealth of $13.2 billion; James Jannard, who lives in the San Juans and is famous nike nyc for Oakley sunglasses and RED Digital Cinema, was 117th, with an estimated wealth of $3 billion; telecom tycoon Craig McCaw was 273rd with an estimate wealth of $1.6 billion; and Starbucks' Howard Schultz was 331st with an estimated wealth of $1.3 billion. Poor Oregon. And we do mean poor. Its only name on the list if Phil Knight of Nike. His worth of $13.1 billion was enough to put him 24th on the list and buy a college football team.