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Forbes Releases List Of The 10 Wealthiest Americans

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Forbes has released its 2020 definitive ranking of the wealthiest Americans over the past decade.

The aggregate wealth of the list is $3.2 trillion, up 8% from a year ago and a record in the four decades Forbes has tracked the richest Americans’ fortunes. A record 233 U.S billionaires did not make the cut this year, falling short of the $2.1 billion minimum needed to make the list.

Jeff Bezos, CEO, and founder of Amazon remains in the top spot on the 2020 Forbes 400 list for the third consecutive year. Bezos’ fortune of $179 billion, as of July 24, 2020, is up 57% from last year. He also reached a record-breaking $200 billion, becoming the first person in history to cross this milestone.

There were 25 drop-offs who made the 2019 list but fell off this year’s ranking; ten of those were due in part to setbacks related to the Covid-19 outbreak. There are 18 newcomers on this year’s list including Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications, with a net worth of $11 billion; Jim Koch, co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, producer of Samuel Adams Beer, with a net worth of $2.6 billion; and at age 38 the youngest newcomer, Trevor Milton, founder of electric and hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola.

Donald Trump’s ranking dropped to No. 352 from 275 in 2019, and his net worth dropped to $2.5 billion from last year’s $3.1 billion, as the value of office buildings, hotels, and resorts have taken a hit amid the pandemic.

The Forbes 400 magazine issue also features five consecutive covers, including Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings, Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz, entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong and impact investor Amy Novogratz.

Here is a video of the definitive rankings below;

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Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy For £22m

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Chelsea has completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m deal.

The Senegalese international, 28, has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and is expected to become Chelsea’s No 1 ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’

On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

Edouard Mendy becomes Chelsea’s seventh signing after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) Malang Sarr (Nice) Ben Chilwell (Leicester) Thiago Silva (PSG), Timo Werner ( RB Leipzig ), and Kai Havertz ( Bayern Leverkusen).

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Video Shows The Moment Air Force Two With Vice President Mike Pence On Board Strikes A Bird While Taking Off | WATCH

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Air Force Two with US Vice President, Mike Pence on board was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday night, September 22.

The plane was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport shortly after taking off for Washington D.C. after striking a bird when it flew into one of the engines.

The incident was caught in a video.

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Video shows moment Air Force Two with Vice President Mike Pence on board strikes a bird while taking off : Air Force Two carrying US Vice President, Mike Pence was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday night, September 22. : The plane was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport shortly after taking off for Washington D.C. after striking a bird when it flew into one of the engines. The incident was caught in a video. Officials with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport said in a statement: " Air Force 2 experienced a possible bird strike shortly after departure. Flight crew contacted the tower and returned to MHT safely." : The vice president and his staff ended up flying to Washington D.C on a cargo aircraft that the Secret Service uses to transport his vehicles during his travel. 📽: ABC7LA

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Officials with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport said in a statement: ” Air Force 2 experienced a possible bird strike shortly after departure. The flight crew contacted the tower and returned to MHT safely.”

The vice president and his staff ended up flying to Washington D.C on a cargo aircraft that the Secret Service uses to transport his vehicles during his travel.

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Luis Suarez Joins Atletico Madrid In €6 Million Transfer

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Barcelona has confirmed that star player Luis Suarez, has joined Atletico Madrid after seasons in Camp Nou, which he scored 198 goals in 283 games for the club.

Atletico Madrid confirmed they will pay Barca €6 million (£5.5m/$7m) to sign the Uruguayan.

Suarez was linked with Juventus but abandoned the transfer after he was forced to go through a lengthy process of acquiring Italian citizenship.

While at Barca he won 13 trophies to become the club’s third-highest all-time goalscorer, only topped by Cesar and Leo Messi.

“FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suarez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona €6 million in variables,” the Catalan club announced.

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“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”

Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014, where he went on to earn the Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer after scoring 59 total goals in 2015-16.

After arriving in August, new Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman told Suarez he would not be in his plans for the upcoming season.

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