Forbes top 10 Richest People in America
Forbes has released its annual list of the richest people in America. Here are the top 10 with information on each from the Forbes list.
Bill Gates, 57
Net worth $72 billion
The Microsoft founder lives in Medina, Wash., and remains chairman but now devotes his time to the philanthropy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He's also again the world's richest person, surpassing Mexico's Carlos Slim earlier this year.
Warren Buffett, 83
Net worth, $58.5 billion
The owner of the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway lives in Omaha, Neb. His fortune has risen $12.5 billion over the past year, more than any other member of The Forbes 400.
Larry Ellison, 69
Net worth $41 billion
The chief executive of Oracle, a computer software, engineering and service company, lives in Woodside, Calif. Ellison collects houses on Malibu's Carbon Beach and also owns of 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai island.
Charles Koch, 77
Net worth $36 billion
The chief executive of Koch Industries, which has interests from oil and refining to livestock and toilet paper, lists his home as Wichita, Kan. His net worth is up $5 billion this year as Koch Industries steadily expands.
David Koch, 73
Net worth $36 billion
The executive vice president of Koch Industries lives in New York. The David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center is named for him. His net worth is up $5 billion this year.
Christy Walton, 58
Net worth $35.4 billion
Walton, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., is the richest woman in the world. She inherited her wealth when her husband John Walton, an heir to the Wal-Mart Stores fortune and a former Green Beret and Vietnam War medic, died in a plane crash in 2005. She has received nearly $350 million in Wal-Mart dividends after taxes in 2013.
Jim Walton, 65
Net worth $33.8 billion
Walton an heir to the Wal-Mart Stores fortune, is chairman and chief executive of the Walton family's Arvest Bank Group. A resident of Bentonville, Ark., he has received more than $350 million in Wal-Mart dividends after taxes in 2013.
Alice Walton, 63
Net worth $33.5 billion
An heir to the Wal-Mart Stores fortune, Alice Walton is chairwoman of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. A resident of Fort Worth, Texas, she is the most philanthropic of the Wal-Mart heirs. Since last year, she has received more than $350 million in Wal-Mart dividends after taxes.
S. Robson Walton, 69
Net worth $33.3 billion
The chairman of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Rob Walton lives in Bentonville, Ark., where the company headquarters are located. He has received about $350 million in dividends in 2013.
Michael Bloomberg, 71
Net worth $31 billion
Bloomberg's owns 88 percent of his namesake business data company, which generated $7.9 billion in 2012 revenues. The departing mayor of New York City also saw his personal fortunes grow by $6 billion.