Richest Americans...Forbes 400 List!

Submitted Thu, 09/20/2012 - 6:06am by BossFrog

The 400 richest Americans are worth $1.7 trillion this year, a 13% bump from last year’s total. Forbes just released this year’s list, which includes that familiar high rollers like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett (No. 1 and 2, respectively), Oprah Winfrey, Mike Bloomberg and Mark Zuckerman, who dropped from 13 last year to 36 this year because of the Facebook stock dropping incident. The average net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans is at $4.2 billion, a record high, says Forbes. The magazine says the entire group’s net worth is equal to about one-eighth of the U.S. economy. The top 10 people on this year’s Forbes 400 list are:

1. Bill Gates$66 billion6. Christy Walton & family$27.9 billion
2. Warren Buffett$46 billion7. Jim Walton$26.8 billion
3. Larry Ellison$41 billion8. Alice Walton$26.3 billion
4. Charles Koch$31 billion9. S. Robson Walton$26.1 billion
5. David Koch$31 billion10. Michael Bloomberg$25 billion