This is a superficial view that reduces the American experience to who happens to be the biggest earning CEO at this very moment, and downplays the fact that the institutions that make these moderns possible were developed by certain types of men. It's the sort of thinking that holds that the innovators at Google better personify the US than George Washington.In every foundational aspect of modern society, there is always some groundwork that was put together in the past. But in the context of modernity, what matters is: who is capable of representing the current society by building on top of the inherited groundwork.
Centuries from now historians will remember the US for its heroes, its battles, its constitution, its leading politicians, and its Founding Fathers, not a guy named Zuckerberg. No one remembers who was the richest businessman in Rome before Oadacer overthrew the last Western emperor. Every student of Rome though has heard of Romulus.