Founder of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat Desai, entrepreneur John Kapoor, Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani, Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla are among 'The Richest People In America 2014' list by Forbes.

Forbes said 2014 was another record year for American wealth, when the aggregate net worth of the richest 400 Americans was USD 2.29 trillion, up USD 270 billion from a year ago.

"Thanks to a buoyant stock market, the richest people in US just keep getting richer," Forbes said.
Gates is the richest American for the 21st year in a row, with a net worth of USD 81 billion. The Microsoft chairman's stake in the software company he co-founded accounts for just under 20 percent of his total net worth. His friend Warren Buffett, Chief Executive of Berkshire Hathaway, occupies the number two spot on the 400, a rank he has held since 2001 with a net worth of USD 67 billion.

Larry Ellison, who just announced that he was giving up the CEO role at Oracle, the software firm he founded, comes in at number three, with a net worth of 50 billion dollars.

Desai and his family rank 255 on the list, followed by Kapoor who is ranked 261, Wadhwani (264), Shriram (350) and Khosla (381).
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the 11th richest person in US, and the biggest dollar gainer on the list. His fortune soared to USD 34 billion, up USD 15 billion since last year, due to a sharp rise in the price of the social network's shares.

In Mongkok, a busy shopping hub, police were called after a car drove at high speed past crowds of protesters, though no one was reported injured.

The demonstrators are furious over last month's announcement by Beijing that while it will allow the city's next leader to be elected in 2017, it will insist on vetting the candidates, with critics branding the move a 'fake democracy'.

Public anger over rampant inequality is also at its highest in years in a city once renowned for its stability.

Cantonese pop music filled the air during the second day of what some are dubbing the 'umbrella revolution', as protesters have been using the canopies as shields against tear gas and the scorching sun alike.
One British sympathizer won huge cheers as he set up a barbecue and began handing out hamburgers and sausages to the protesters.

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