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Forbes top 10 Richest People in America

No. 5 Christy Walton, 58 Net worth $35.4

No. 5
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. Photo Credit: Getty

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.

No. 1 Bill Gates, 57 Net worth $72
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No. 1
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.

No. 2 Warren Buffett, 83 Net worth, $58.5
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No. 2
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.

No. 3 Larry Ellison, 69 Net worth $41
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No. 3
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.

No. 4 Charles Koch, 77 Net worth $36
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No. 4
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.

No. 4 David Koch, 73 Net worth $36
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No. 4
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.

No. 5 Christy Walton, 58 Net worth $35.4
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No. 5
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.

No. 7 Jim Walton, 65 Net worth $33.8
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No. 7
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.

No. 8 Alice Walton, 63 Net worth $33.5
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No. 8
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.

No. 9 S. Robson Walton, 69 Net worth
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No. 9
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.

No. 10 Michael Bloomberg, 71 Net worth $31
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No. 10
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.

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