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Richest Americans Through History

For each half decade, name the richest American.
Source + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_richest_Americans_in_history
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Year
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Answer
1840
furs / real estate
John Jacob Astor
1845
furs / real estate
John Jacob Astor
1850
shipping
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1855
shipping
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1860
shipping
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1865
shipping
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1870
shipping
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1875
shipping
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1880
heir / business
William Henry Vanderbilt
1885
heir / business
William Henry Vanderbilt
1890
oil
John D Rockefeller
1895
oil
John D Rockefeller
1900
steel
Andrew Carnegie
1905
steel
Andrew Carnegie
1910
oil
John D Rockefeller
1915
oil
John D Rockefeller
1920
automobile
Henry Ford
1925
automobile
Henry Ford
Year
Hint
Answer
1930
finance
Andrew Mellon
1935
finance
Andrew Mellon
1940
automobile
Henry Ford
1945
automobile
Henry Ford
1950
oil
H L Hunt
1955
oil
J Paul Getty
1960
aviator / movies
Howard Hughes
1965
aviator / movies
Howard Hughes
1970
aviator / movies
Howard Hughes
1975
aviator/ movies
Howard Hughes
1980
shipping
Daniel Ludwig
1985
retail
Sam Walton
1990
television
John Kluge
1995
software
Bill Gates
2000
software
Bill Gates
2005
software
Bill Gates
2010
software
Bill Gates
2015
software
Bill Gates
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May 26, 2017
I'm surprised that J P Morgan didn't make the list.