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Top Ten Wealthiest People in America

Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison

In fact, seven of the 10 richest men in America are also among the 10 richest people in the world. These American billionaires also share a few quirks: Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Oracle founder Larry Ellison dropped out of college.

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Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg

Methodology: The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's richest people. In calculating net worth, Bloomberg News strives to provide the most transparent calculations available, and each individual billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person's fortune is tallied.

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Charles Koch
Charles Koch

The Koch brothers—Charles, 82, and David Koch, 77—tie for eighth place as two of the richest people in America.

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David Koch
David Koch

This statistic shows the richest people in America e.g. the estimated net worth of the 20 richest people in America as of 2018. At this time Jeff Bezos was the richest man in the United States with a net worth of 112 billion U.S. dollars.

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Larry Page
Larry Page

To determine the ranking, Forbes took into account stakes in public and private companies, real estate holdings, and other assets including art, jewelry, cars, and planes. All net worth estimates are current as of October 17, 2017. Scroll through to see America's richest people, and how much their fortune is worth.

Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin

A decade ago, the American energy giant ExxonMobil was the most valuable company in the world by market capitalization, and the logic of this seemed obvious. Today, it is far surpassed by the four “tech” giants, Apple, Alphabet (parent company of Google) and Amazon.

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Jim Walton
Jim Walton

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He runs the family's Arvest Bank, which boasts assets of more than $16 billion. He sat on Walmart's board for more than a decade before yielding the seat to his son, Steuart, in June 2016. Collectively Jim and other heirs of Sam Walton own just under half of Walmart's stock.

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S. Robson Walton.
S. Robson Walton.

Over in Arkansas, four members of the Walton family were in the top 20 of the billionaire list. Christy Walton, #8; Jim Walton, #9, Alice Walton, #11; and S. Robson Walton, #12.

Bill Gates: $86 Billion
Bill Gates: $86 Billion

In the 32nd annual Forbes list of the world's billionaires, the gap between the top one percent and the rest of the billionaires continued to widen with the 20 richest people on the planet worth $1.2 trillion that amounts to 13 percent of all billionaires' fortunes combined.

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Warren Buffett: $756 Billion
Warren Buffett: $756 Billion

Brendan Hoffman / Getty On Tuesday, Forbes released its 2017 list of the richest people in America. The Forbes 400 list features the wealthiest billionaires in the US, but not every American with three commas in their net worth made the cut.

Jeff Bezos: $728 Billion
Jeff Bezos: $728 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are among America's richest people, but they don't take the top spot. Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are among America's richest people, but they don't take the top spot.

Amancio Ortega: $713 Billion
Amancio Ortega: $713 Billion

While Forbes updates their list of the world's billionaires in real time as markets fluctuate, the magazine also releases a more static list each year. The total net worth of these money-makers when the 2018 list was released in March was $7.67 trillion.

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Mark Zuckerberg: $56 Billion
Mark Zuckerberg: $56 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are among America's richest people, but they don't take the top spot. Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos are among America's richest people, but they don't take the top spot.

Carlos Slim Helu: $545 Billion
Carlos Slim Helu: $545 Billion

In March 2011 Forbes stated that Slim had maintained his position as …

Larry Ellison: $522 Billion
Larry Ellison: $522 Billion

Brendan Hoffman / Getty On Tuesday, Forbes released its 2017 list of the richest people in America. The Forbes 400 list features the wealthiest billionaires in the US, but not every American with three commas in their net worth made the cut.

Charles Koch: $483 Billion
Charles Koch: $483 Billion

To determine the ranking, Forbes took into account stakes in public and private companies, real estate holdings, and other assets including art, jewelry, cars, and planes. All net worth estimates are current as of October 17, 2017. Scroll through to see America's richest people, and how much their fortune is worth.

9 (tie)
9 (tie)

The forbes 400 is the definitive list of wealth in america, profiling and ranking the country’s richest billionaires by their estimated net worths.

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Carlos Slim Helu & Family (Mexico)
Carlos Slim Helu & Family (Mexico)

Carlos Slim was married to Soumaya Domit from 1967 until her death in 1999. Among her interests were various philanthropic projects, including the creation of a legal framework for organ donation. Slim has six children: Carlos, Marco Antonio, Patrick, Soumaya, Vanessa, and Johanna.

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Amancio Ortega (Spain)
Amancio Ortega (Spain)

After a brief stint as the richest person in the world last week, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has now dropped two spots on Forbes’ real-time billionaire rankings to third place behind Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Spanish retail tycoon Amancio Ortega.

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Mark Zuckerberg (U.S.)
Mark Zuckerberg (U.S.)

In fact, seven of the 10 richest men in America are also among the 10 richest people in the world. These American billionaires also share a few quirks: Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Oracle founder Larry Ellison dropped out of college.

source: time.com
Bernard Arnault (France)
Bernard Arnault (France)

While Forbes updates their list of the world's billionaires in real time as markets fluctuate, the magazine also releases a more static list each year. The total net worth of these money-makers when the 2018 list was released in March was $7.67 trillion.

source: cbsnews.com
Warren Buffett (U.S.) CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Warren Buffett (U.S.) CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, explains that the secret to wealth in America is a combination of two factors. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, explains that the secret to wealth in America is a combination of two factors.

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Bill Gates (U.S.) Co-Founder, Microsoft
Bill Gates (U.S.) Co-Founder, Microsoft

In 2000, Gates and his wife combined three family foundations and Gates donated stock valued at $5 billion to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was identified by the Funds for NGOs company in 2013, as the world's wealthiest charitable foundation, with assets reportedly valued at more than $34.6 billion.

Jeff Bezos (US) CEO, Amazon
Jeff Bezos (US) CEO, Amazon

Forbes, the other major tracker of the net worth of the world's richest, put Bezos' net worth at a mere $104.4 billion. When inflation is taken into account, neither Gates nor Bezos is the richest person of all time. Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller is widely believed to be the richest person since the Middle Ages.

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Alice Walton
Alice Walton

Alice Walton is the richest women in America in 2018. Once again the absolute leader is the heiress to Walmart Stores, Inc. whose net worth is incredible $40.8 billion. According to Forbes, Walton is also the richest woman in the world, after she took the place of late Liliane Bettencourt in September this year.

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Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars

2. Jacqueline Mars – Net worth: $22 billion. The second position among the 10 wealthiest US ladies belongs to Jacqueline Mars, a 79-years old heiress and influential investor known everywhere in the world. Mrs. Mars inherited the shares of her family business Mars, Inc. (a confectionery company) worth $22 billion.

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Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs

Just as some of the richest people in the world like to donate their billions to charity, the richest women in America have used their tremendous inheritances for good, founding and running philanthropies. That includes Laurene Powell Jobs, who runs an organization dedicated to creating solutions to immigration reform and other social justice issues.

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Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson

(They are, though, among the richest self-made women in America.) Just as some of the richest people in the world like to donate their billions to charity, the richest women in America have used their tremendous inheritances for good, founding and running philanthropies.

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Blair Parry-Okeden
Blair Parry-Okeden

America's Richest Women 2017 They may not be growing in number, but the women on Forbes’ new list of America’s 400 richest people have grown significantly wealthier. The 50 women on the 2017 Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans are worth a combined $305 billion — nearly 17% more than a year ago, when there were 51 women on the list.

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Katharine Rayner
Katharine Rayner

Katharine Rayner, one of the richest women in America, is also one of the heiresses to the Cox Enterprises fortune. With an $8 billion net worth, Rayner is also the granddaughter of James M. Cox.

source: time.com
Margaretta Taylor
Margaretta Taylor

The richest women in America have more ... among the richest self-made women in America.) Just as some of the richest people in the world ... Margaretta Taylor, ...

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Pauline MacMillan Keniath
Pauline MacMillan Keniath

8. Pauline MacMillan Keniath Industry: Food Net worth: $7.4 billion. Pauline MacMillan Keniath is an heiress of the founder of Cargill, the biggest food company in the world. Cargill supplies a wide variety of brands, including animal food giants like Nutrena and Purina. With a net worth of around $7.4 billion, she is the eighth-richest woman in America.

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