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Richest People in America 2012 – Forbes 400

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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 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:

No. 1 Bill Gates

Net Worth:

$59 billionĀ – As of September 2011

Age: 55 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 2 Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $39 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made

Age: 80 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 3 Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $33 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Oracle, self-made

Age: 66 , Citizenship: U.S.


No. 4 Charles Koch (tie)

Net Worth: $25 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing

Age: 75, Citizenship: United States


No. 4 David Koch (tie)

Net Worth: $25 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Diversified, inherited and growing

Age: 70 , Citizenship: United States


No. 6 Christy Walton & family

Net Worth: $24.5 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 56 , Citizenship: U.S.


No.7 George Soros

Net Worth: $22 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Hedge funds, self-made

Age: 81 , Citizenship: United States


No. 8 Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $21.5 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Casinos, self-made

Age: 77 , Citizenship: United States


No. 9 Jim Walton

Net Worth: $21.1 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 63 , Citizenship: United States


No. 10 Alice Walton

Net Worth: $20.9 billion

– As of September 2011

Source: Walmart, inherited

Age: 61, Citizenship: United States


[See full list on Forbes.com]

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