Top Ten Richest Americans

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