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22 richest Americans in the world

Last updated on: September 21, 2012 08:54 IST

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The net worth of the richest Americans grew by 13 per cent in the past year to $1.7 trillion, according to Forbes magazine.

The average net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans rose to a record $4.2 billion, up more than 10 per cent from a year ago, while the lowest net worth came in at $1.1 billion versus $1.05 billion last year, the magazine said. Seven in 10 of the list's members made their fortunes from scratch.

Source: Forbes

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Image: Average net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans rose to a record $4.2 billion.


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Bill Gates

Net worth: $66 billion

Age: 56

Source: Microsoft

Residence: Medina, Washington

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Image: Bill Gates with his wife Melinda
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Warren Buffett

Net worth: $46 billion

Age: 82

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

Residence: Omaha, Nebraska

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Image: Warren Buffett with his wife Astrid Menks.
Photographs: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

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Larry Ellison

Net worth: $41 billion

Age: 68

Source: Oracle

Residence: Woodside, California

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Image: Larry Ellison.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Charles Koch

Net worth: $31 billion

Age: 76

Source: Diversified

Residence: Wichita, Kansas

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Image: Charles Koch, inset.
Photographs: Courtesy, kochind.com
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David Koch

Net worth: $31 billion

Age: 72

Source: Diversified

Residence: New York, New York

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Image: David Koch, inset.
Photographs: Courtesy, kochind.com
Tags: New York

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Christy Walton and family

Net worth: $27.9 billion

Age: 57

Source: Walmart

Residence: Jackson, Wyoming

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Image: Christy Walton, inset.
Photographs: Courtesy, walmart

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Jim Walton

Net worth: $26.8 billion

Age: 64

Source: Walmart

Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas

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Image: Jim Walton, left, Alice Walton, centre, and Rob Walton, right, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Photographs: Jacob Slaton/Reuters

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Alice Walton

Net worth: $26.3 billion

Age: 62

Source: Walmart

Residence: Fort Worth, Texas

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Image: Alice Walton, inset.
Photographs: Courtesy, Walmart
Tags: , Fort Worth , Texas

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S Robson Walton

Net worth: $26.1 billion

Age: 68

Source: Walmart

Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas

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Image: Sam Robson Walton with his wife Carolyn.
Photographs: Ira Schwarz/Reuters

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Michael Bloomberg

Net worth: $25 billion

Age: 70

Source: Bloomberg

Residence: New York, New York

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Image: Michael Bloomberg with his partner Diana Taylor.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $23.2 billion

Age: 48

Source: Amazon.com

Residence: Seattle, Washington

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Image: Jeff Bezos with his wife Mackenzie.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $20.5 billion

Age: 79

Source: Casinos

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Image: Sheldon Adelson with his wife Miriam.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
Tags: , Las Vegas , Nevada

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Sergey Brin

Net worth: $20.3 billion

Age: 39

Source: Google

Residence: Los Altos, California

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Image: Sergey Brin with designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Larry Page

Net worth: $20.3 billion

Age: 39

Source: Google

Residence: Los Altos, California

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Image: Larry Page.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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George Soros

Net worth: $19 billion

Age: 82

Source: Hedge funds

Residence: Katonah, New York

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Image: George Soros with girlfriend Tamiko Bolton.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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Forrest Mars, Jr

Net worth: $17 billion

Age: 81

Source: Candy

Residence: Big Horn, Wyoming

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Image: Forrest Mars, Junior, inset.
Photographs: Courtesy, mars.com
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Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $17 billion

Age: 72

Source: Candy

Residence: The Plains, Virginia

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Photographs: Courtesy, mars.com
Tags: , Virginia , Plains

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John Mars

Net worth: $17 billion

Age: 76

Source: Candy

Residence: Jackson, Wyoming

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Photographs: Courtesy, mars.com
Tags: Jackson

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Steve Ballmer

Net worth: $15.9 billion

Age: 56

Source: Microsoft

Residence: Hunts Point, Washington

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Image: Steve Ballmer.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Paul Allen

Net worth: $15 billion

Age: 59

Source: Microsoft, investments

Residence: Mercer Island, Washington

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Image: Paul Allen.
Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

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Carl Icahn

Net worth: $14.8 billion

Age: 76

Source: Leveraged buyouts

Residence: New York, New York

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Photographs: Chip East/Reuters

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Michael Dell

Net worth: $14.6 billion

Age: 47

Source: Dell

Residence: Austin, Texas


Image: Michael Dell.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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