Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $76 billion, tops the list of the 10 wealthiest people in the United States as of 2015. Warren Buffett, the Berkshire Hathaway chief executive comes in second with a $62 billion net worth. Larry Ellison, the Oracle chairman, occupies the number three slot with $47.5 billion. Jeff Bezos, takes position four with a net worth of $47 billion, and David and Charles Koch tie in fifth with $41 billion, reports Forbes.
Coming in at number seven, Mark Zuckerberg, is one of biggest gainers in 2015 with a net worth of $40.3 billion. Michael Bloomberg, the Bloomberg News chief executive and former New York mayor, is worth $38.6 billion. Jim Walton, a board member of Wal-Mart and son of the store’s founder, Sam Walton, ranks ninth with a $33.7 billion and an estimated 12.8 percent stake in the giant retailer, according to Forbes.
Rounding off the top 10 list is Larry Page, the former Google chief and now head of Alphabet, part of the technology firm that also includes Google X lab and Fiber, with $33.3 billion. Forbes provides real time net worth estimates, which vary depending on the gains or losses that America’s wealthiest make on a given day or week.