GWOP Report: Top 25 Richest in America

Forbes released its annual top 400 richest people in America today. The rich continue to get richer. You would have to earn at least 1.05 billion to even crack this list. Checkout the top 25 below and the source of their wealth.

Bill Gates Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates listens during a press conference to launch a plan aimed at saving 10 million mothers and newborns in the poorest countries by 2015 at the 63rd annual United Nations General Assembly meeting September 25, 2008 at UN headquarters in New York City.  Leaders from around the world have descended on New York to discuss current political issues.

founder of Microsoft Bill Gates #1 on Forbes 400 list estimated worth $59 Billion

Rank Name Net Worth Age Residence Source
1 Bill Gates

Bill Gates

$59 B 55 Medina, Washington Microsoft
2 Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

$39 B 81 Omaha, Nebraska Berkshire Hathaway
3 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

$33 B 67 Woodside, California Oracle
4 Charles Koch

Charles Koch

$25 B 75 Wichita, Kansas diversified
4 David Koch

David Koch

$25 B 71 New York, New York diversified
6 Christy Walton

Christy Walton

$24.5 B 56 Jackson, Wyoming Wal-Mart
7 George Soros

George Soros

$22 B 81 Katonah, New York hedge funds
8 Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

$21.5 B 78 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos
9 Jim Walton

Jim Walton

$21.1 B 63 Bentonville, Arkansas Wal-Mart
10 Alice Walton

Alice Walton

$20.9 B 61 Fort Worth, Texas Wal-Mart
11 S. Robson Walton

S. Robson Walton

$20.5 B 67 Bentonville, Arkansas Wal-Mart
12 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

$19.5 B 69 New York, New York Bloomberg LP
13 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

$19.1 B 47 Seattle, Washington Amazon.com
14 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

$17.5 B 27 Palo Alto, California Facebook
15 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

$16.7 B 38 Los Altos, California Google
15 Larry Page

Larry Page

$16.7 B 38 Palo Alto, California Google
17 John Paulson

John Paulson

$15.5 B 55 New York, New York hedge funds
18 Michael Dell

Michael Dell

$15 B 46 Austin, Texas Dell
19 Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

$13.9 B 55 Hunts Point, Washington Microsoft
20 Forrest Mars

Forrest Mars

$13.8 B 80 Big Horn, Wyoming candy
20 Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars

$13.8 B 71 The Plains, Virginia candy
20 John Mars

John Mars

$13.8 B 75 Jackson, Wyoming candy, pet food
23 Paul Allen

Paul Allen

$13.2 B 58 Mercer Island, Washington Microsoft, investments
24 Phil Knight

Phil Knight

$13.1 B 73 Hillsboro, Oregon Nike
25 Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

$13 B 75 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
2 comments
  1. this forbes 400 list is crazy…most of them dont even got a master degree..n some of them r college drop out…dammnn

  2. Anonymous said:

    Big Money Heavyweights!

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