The 10 Richest People
In America

Here is a list of the 10 richest people in America. Bill Gates is once again the No.1 and for the 20th year straight the richest american. Having been the second richest person in the world, he recently reclaimed the top spot from Mexican Carlos Slim Helu. Warren Buffet, the second richest American is the biggest dollar gainer this year adding a whopping $12.5 Billion due to rise in his company Berkshire Hathaway's share price. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder gained almost $10 Billion with Facebook's shares making all time highs.

The 10 Richest People In America

1. Bill Gates Net Worth $72 Billion

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft is once again the richest man in America. He has held this spot for 20 years straight. Recently he regained the title as the richest man in the world from Carlos Slime Helu.

2. Warren Buffett Net Worth $55 Billion

The investing legend takes the No.2 spot. He is consistently ranked in the top 5 richest man in the world. Buffett controls a string of companies in America through his Berkshire Hathaway.

3. Larry Ellison Net Worth $42 Billion

The founder of Oracle. He is a flamboyant and outspoken businessman. A yachting lover, Ellison is also one of the biggest landowners in America.

4. Charles Koch Net Worth $40 Billion

Charles Koch is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in America. He and his brother David holds equal stakes in the company. The brothers tried to unseat Obama in 2012 but failed.

5. David Koch Net Worth $40 Billion

David is the brother of Charles Koch. He is the Executive Vice Chairman of Koch Industries. A cancer survivor, he has donated more than $200 million for cancer research.

6. Christy Walton Net Worth $36 Billion

Christy Walton was the wife of John Walton son of visionary Wal Mart founder Sam Walton. She is currently the riches woman in the world and in America.

7. Jim Walton Net Worth $34 Billion

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Wal Mart founder Sam Walton. He is the Chief Executive officer and Chairman of Walton's family Arvest Bank.

8. Alice Walton Net Worth $34 Billion

Alice Walton is the daughter of Wal Mart founder Sam Walton. Along with her brothers, she inherits a large fortune from their father. She is the Chairman of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

9. S. Robson Walton $34 Billion

Samuel Robson Walton is the eldest son of Wal Mart founder, Sam Walton. He is the Chairman of Wal Mart.

Michael Bloomberg $31 Billion

Michael Bloomberg is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P, the global media and financial company. He is the current Mayor of New York City.

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