Westchester Well-Represented On List Of Planet's Richest People

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Facebook founder and former Dobbs Ferry resident Mark Zuckerberg was no.21 on Forbes' "Richest People on the Planet" list.
Facebook founder and former Dobbs Ferry resident Mark Zuckerberg was no.21 on Forbes' "Richest People on the Planet" list. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Familiar names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett topped Forbes Magazine's recent list of the richest people in the planet for 2014, but several names connected to Westchester County made the list as well. 

Former New York City Mayor is the highest ranking billionaire with connections to Westchester. The media mogul who owns a home in North Salem checked in at No.16 on the Forbes list with a net worth of $33 billion. 

Next on the list is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at No. 21 with a net worth of $28.5 billion. Zuckerberg, 29, was born in White Plains, raised in Dobbs Ferry and briefly attended Ardsley High School. 

Hedge Fund leader and Bedford resident George Soros also made the list at no. 26. Forbes said Soros' net worth was $23 billion. 

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Who knew there was so much money in pictures of your grandkids and cookie recipes!

and George Soros, Zuckerburg and Warren Buffet have all gone on record saying their tax rate should be higher, their secretaries are paying higher tax rates than them

Soros, Buffett and Zuckerberg aren't serious about paying more taxes. They're mouthpieces for Obama, and they know they'll never have to pay even one dollar more in taxes as long as they control Obama.

thats because the tax system is set up to serve the 1%. otherwise known as the "Bush tax cuts" you know? "Trickle Down economics" which is a big farse, because if trickle down economics worked. we would be seeing the benefits from it, as already 99% of the wealth is with 1% of the people. It's not all bushes fault though, Reagan Started the mess, and raised the Debt Ceiling 11 times, never raised the minimum wage a almost wiped out the social security coffers