Richest Americans, 2012

The following table lists the richest Americans by their net worth as of 2012 and the industry in which they earned their fortune.



Rank Name Net Worth Company
1. Bill Gates $66 billion Microsoft
2. Warren Buffett $46 billion Berkshire Hathaway
3. Larry Ellison $41 billion Oracle
4. Charles Koch $31 billion manufacturing, energy
4. David Koch $31 billion manufacturing, energy
6. Christy Walton $27.9 billion Wal-Mart
7. Jim Walton $26.8 billion Wal-Mart
8. Alice Walton $26.3 billion Wal-Mart
9. S. Robson Walton $26.1 billion Wal-Mart
10. Michael Bloomberg $25 billion Bloomberg LP
Source: Forbes.com, 2012

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