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Richest People in America 2012 - Forbes 400

Despite the stalled economy, America's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, nearly equivalent to the GDP of our neighbor Canada. Their total wealth is up 12 percent in the year through Augu

Despite the stalled economy, America's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, nearly equivalent to the GDP of our neighbor Canada. Their total wealth is up 12 percent in the year through August 26. Bill Gates is still the richest personin America, according to Forbes 400, for the 18th straight year.

Below is the Top 10 Richest People In United States:

10 No. 1 Bill Gates

Source: Microsoft, self-made

Age: 55 , Citizenship: U.S.

9 No. 2 Warren Buffett

Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made

Age: 80 , Citizenship: U.S.

8 No. 3 Larry Ellison

Source: Oracle, self-made

Age: 66 , Citizenship: U.S.

7 No. 4 Charles Koch (tie)

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing

Age: 75, Citizenship: United States

6 No. 4 David Koch (tie)

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing

Age: 70 , Citizenship: United States

5 No. 6 Christy Walton & family

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 56 , Citizenship: U.S.

4 No.7 George Soros

Source: Hedge funds, self-made

Age: 81 , Citizenship: United States

3 No. 8 Sheldon Adelson

Source: Casinos, self-made

Age: 77 , Citizenship: United States

2 No. 9 Jim Walton

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 63 , Citizenship: United States

1 No. 10 Alice Walton

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 61, Citizenship: United States

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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