Top 10 Richest People In America
Mighty landscaped houses, vacations on exotic islands, expensive Armani suits and a business empire – what do these things have in common? Belonging to some of the richest people in America! Let’s take a look at the names that fall in our list of the richest people in America.
1. Bill Gates
Approximate Worth: $59 billion
Apart from having the virtue of being one of the richest people in America, he is also a great human being. Bill Gates recently stepped down from his official post at the giant Microsoft, to devote all his time to philanthropy through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Now this is what the richest people in America should be doing, don't you think?
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2. Warren Buffet
Approximate Worth: $45 billion
Did you know that Mr. Buffet hasn't become one of the richest people in America in a day? This Berkshire Hathaway CEO started playing around and investing in the stock market since he was 11, before which he was a newspaper boy. We simply love hearing such rags-to-riches stories about the richest people in America.
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3. Larry Ellison
Approximate Worth: $33 billion
Wouldn't you expect a businessman who makes more than 40 acquisitions in 4 years, to be super rich? Well, Larry Ellison, the CEO of the software giant Oracle, is your answer. A college dropout, Ellison is one of the richest people in America, who is also known for his expensive yachts, private jets, cars and other luxuries.
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4. David Koch
Approximate Worth: $25 billion
Turning heavy oil into gasoline isn't the most glamorous of things. But if that can turn you into one of the richest people in America like David Koch and the rest of his family, then why not? The Koch Industries, set up by David Koch's father Charles Koch, has redefined the way people look at industrial family business in America.
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5. George Soros
Approximate Worth: $22 billion
This Hungarian-American business tycoon may look fragile and old, but is one of the richest people in America and isn't to be taken for granted. Chairman of Soros Fund Management company, he is often known as the man 'Who Broke the Bank of England' because of his large investment profits during the 1992 UK crisis.
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6. Robert Walton (and family)
Approximate Worth: $21 billion
America, some people feel has become synonymous with the supermarket chain, Walmart. This has been made possible by the founder of Walmart who is also one of the richest people in America. The tradition of an excellent business model and great customer service at Walmart has been further helmed successfully by other members of the Walton family, who are also some of the richest people in America in their own right.
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7. Michael Bloomberg
Approximate Worth: $19 billion
If you've been tuning into the Bloomberg news channel on TV since many years, you must know that man behind it all. Apart from being one of the richest people in America and the part owner of Bloomberg L.P, he is also the Mayor of New York City since 2002. Now, that's what we call a powerful man!
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8. Jeff Bezos
Approximate Worth: $19 billion
We don't think Americans can live without shopping from Amazon.com anymore, can they? Thank Mr. Bezos for making online shopping, the Kindle reader and cloud computing a household phenomenon. This billionaire is one of the few richest people in America who has had a global impact on the way we live.
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9. Mark Zuckerberg
Approximate Worth: $17 billion
Finally, we get to rant and rave about our very own favorite blue eyed boy of the IT industry, who is also one of the richest people of America. Presenting Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook! Not much needs to be said about this famous college dropout, considering a biopic movie titled, 'The Social Network' depicting his life has been watched by millions.
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10. Sergey Brin & Larry Page
Approximate Worth: $16 billion
We wonder how the world before the 90s survived without the existence of Google. The founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who also happen to be one of the richest people in America, need to be thanked profusely for this. From a brilliant search engine, innovative advertising technologies, social networking, Internet browsers to the way we look at the world, Google has redefined modern life.
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