Top Ten Richest Americans

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

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



Rank Name Net Worth Company
1. Bill Gates $50 billion Microsoft
2. Warren Buffett $40 billion Berkshire Hathaway
3. Larry Ellison $27 billion Oracle
4. Christy Walton & family $21.5 billion Wal-Mart
5. Jim Walton $19.6 billion Wal-Mart
6. Alice Walton $19.3 billion Wal-Mart
7. S. Robson Walton $19 billion Wal-Mart
8. Michael Bloomberg $17.5 billion Bloomberg
9. Charles Koch $16 billion manufacturing, energy
David Koch $16 billion manufacturing, energy
Source: Forbes.com, 2009