Top Ten Richest Americans

The following table lists the richest Americans by their net worth as of 2011 and the industry in which they earned their fortune.



Rank Name Net Worth Company
1. Bill Gates $59 billion Microsoft
2. Warren Buffett $39 billion Berkshire Hathaway
3. Larry Ellison $33 billion Oracle
4. Charles Koch $25 billion manufacturing, energy
4. David Koch $25 billion manufacturing, energy
6. Christy Walton $24.5 billion Wal-Mart
7. George Soros $22 billion hedge funds
8. Sheldon Adelson $21.5 billion casinos
9. Jim Walton $21.1 billion Wal-Mart
10. Alice Walton $20.9 billion Wal-Mart
Source: Forbes.com, 2011