The Treasury Division’s money stability fell to simply underneath $49.5 billion on Wednesday, as america inched towards operating out of money to pay its payments.

That was considerably decrease than the $316 billion the division had in working money, which is held on the Federal Reserve Financial institution of New York, initially of the month.

Simply how empty is the Treasury money coffer? For comparability, $49.5 billion is on par with the gross home product of Azerbaijan and Tunisia and decrease than the web price of the 2 dozen wealthiest individuals on the earth. After all, a lot of the property of these billionaires are tied up in shares, somewhat than liquid property.

Here’s a listing of individuals with larger internet worths than the U.S. money reserves, based on Bloomberg Information’s Billionaire Index as of Thursday. (Below the information company’s editorial coverage, its billionaire proprietor, Michael Bloomberg, just isn’t thought of for the index. Forbes, although, estimates his internet price at $94.5 billion.)

  • Bernard Arnault, chief govt of the luxurious group LVMH: $189 billion

  • Elon Musk, chief govt of SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter: $179 billion

  • Jeff Bezos, founder and chief govt of Amazon: $139 billion

  • Invoice Gates, co-founder of Microsoft: $125 billion

  • Larry Ellison, co-founder and govt chairman of Oracle: $116 billion

  • Steve Ballmer, investor and former chief govt of Microsoft: $113 billion

  • Larry Web page, co-founder of Google: $112 billion

  • Warren Buffett, investor: $111 billion

  • Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google: $106 billion

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief govt of Fb: $92.3 billion

  • Carlos Slim, investor: $90.3 billion

  • Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, inheritor to the L’Oréal fortune and firm board member: $87.2 billion

  • Mukesh Ambani, chairman of the power group Reliance Industries: $83.7 billion

  • Amancio Ortega, founding father of the Inditex style group: $67.1 billion

  • Jim Walton, inheritor to the Wal-Mart fortune: $66.6 billion

  • Rob Walton, inheritor to the Wal-Mart fortune: $64.9 billion

  • Alice Walton, inheritor to the Wal-Mart fortune: $63.8 billion

  • Gautam Adani, founder and chairman of the Adani Group conglomerate: $63.4 billion

  • Jacqueline Mars, inheritor to and co-owner of the sweet maker Mars: $61.7 billion

  • John Mars, inheritor to and chairman of Mars: $61.7 billion

  • Zhong Shanshan, founder and chairman of the bottled-water firm Nongfu Spring: $61.6 billion

  • Julia Flesher Koch and household, heirs of the businessman David Koch: $60.6 billion

  • Charles Koch, chief govt of the commercial conglomerate Koch Industries: $60.4 billion

  • Michael Dell, chief govt and chairman of Dell Applied sciences: $53.4 billion