United States is the richest landmass on this planet and has the most leading economy among the nations across all the geographical boundaries. The prominent people residing in this most powerful country have contributed in its prosperity and added to its possession as well. According to the Forbes, the ten richest people in America are considered most substantial in captivating the economic strategies and numerous fiscal idolizers to make incredible progress and propagate towards the monetary affluence. These have also been successfully dominant in executing the fiscal programs. Below is the list of the Top 10 Richest People in United States of America released by Forbes. Enjoy reading and Know more interesting facts and details you may have never heard about-
List of 10 Richest People in US 2012
|1||Bill Gates||$66 B|
|2||Warren Buffett||$46 B|
|3||Larry Ellison||$41 B|
|4||Charles Koch||$31 B|
|4||David Koch||$31 B|
|6||Christy Walton & family||$27.9 B|
|7||Jim Walton||$26.8 B|
|8||Alice Walton||$26.3 B|
|9||S. Robson Walton||$26.1 B|
|10||Michael Bloomberg||$25 B|
Top 10 Richest People in United States 2012
1. Bill Gates
Tech savvy Bill Gates is the richest American and his riches amounts to a whopping $61 billion. Apart from one-fourth share in Microsoft, rests of his fortune are in private companies and various global stocks. The 55 year old strongly believes in charity and has already donated around $28 million to several charitable societies.
2. Warren Buffett
At number two we have Warren Buffet. He has riches worth $44 billion and owns Berkshire Buffet to his fame. Most importantly, commendable hard work has made him earn all his possessions and not a single penny has been inherited. Warren has three children from both of his marriages and resides at Omaha, Nebraska.
3. Larry Ellison
With a wealth of nearly $36 billion, Larry Ellison is ranked third richest American. He is the CEO of Oracle and has earned his treasures through his self-made possessions. Larry Ellison has been engaged in several business lawsuits..
4. Charles Koch
He is the brother of David Koch and has wealth amounting to $25.1 billion. Charles Koch is the CEO of the Koch Industries and is also chief political sponsor to the Republican National Committee (RNC).
5. David Koch
He is among the richest Americans and has fortune amounting to $25 billion. David Koch has inherited wealth but has expanded it with his substantiated hard work and is also famed to be richest resident in New York.
6. Christy Walton and Family
Christy Walton is the widow of John Walton, son of Sam Walton. Reputed to be the richest woman on this earth, she has got wealth worth $25.3 billion from her husband as he inherited the Wal-Mart Empire from his father.
7. Jim Walton
He is a graduate from the University of Arkansas and has $23.7 billion of the inherited opulence. Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton and at present is the chairman of the Arvest Bank, one of the protuberant banks across the globe.
8. Alice Walton
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the notable Wal-Mart Empire. She has inherited wealth from the richest empire and has fortune worth $23.3 billion. Alice Walton is sister in law of the Christy Walton and resides in Texas with her four grown up children.
9. S. Robson Walton
The eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, the founders of Wal-Mart, Samuel Robson Walton is the Chair Person of worldwide company. According to 2012 report he is the owner of 26.1 billion worth joining the group of top 10 richest people in United States. A citizen of US, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Arkansas and took the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart in 1992, after his father passed away.
10. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American Businessman cum politician and is the current Mayor of New York City. He is also the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P, a financial data based firm and has earned the reputation of owing $25 billion to his name. The 70 years old celebrates his birthday on 14th February and resides at Manhattan, New York City with his partner, Diana Taylor.