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Top 10 Richest Men In America 2011

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Top 10 Richest Men In America 2011

This 25th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember. The 2011 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,210) and combined wealth ($4.5 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year.

BRICs led the way: Brazil, Russia, India and China produced 108 of the 214 new names. These four nations are home to one in four members, up from one in 10 five years ago. Before this year only the U.S. had ever produced more than 100 billionaires. China now has 115 and Russia 101.Here’s the list of Top-10 Richest Men In United States:

 


No. 1 Bill Gates

Net Worth: $56 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Age: 55 , Residence: Medina, WA


No. 2 Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $50 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made

Age: 80 , Residence: Omaha, NE


No. 3 Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $39.5 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Oracle, self-made

Age: 66 ,Residence: Woodside, CA


No. 4 Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $23.3 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Casinos, self-made

Age: 77 , Residence: Las Vegas, NV


No. 5 Charles Koch (tie)

Net Worth: $22 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing

Age: 75, Residence: Wichita, KS


No. 6 David Koch (tie)

Net Worth: $22 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing

Age: 70 , Residence:New York, NY


No. 7 Jim Walton

Net Worth: $21.3 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 63 , Residence: Bentonville, AR


8. S. Robson Walton

Net Worth: $21 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 67 , Residence: Bentonville, AR


9.Larry Page (tie)

Net Worth: $19.8 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Google, self-made

Age: 37 , Residence: Palo Alto, CA


10.Sergey Brin(tie)

Net Worth: $19.8 billion

Net Worth Last Calculated: March 2011

Source: Google, self-made

Age: 37 , Residence: San Francisco, CA


Source: Forbes Magazine

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