Who Are Some of the Richest People in the United States?


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As of 2015, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest person in America, with a net worth of $76 billion, says Forbes. Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett is the second-richest person in America, with a net worth of $62 billion. Larry Ellison of Oracle, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Google are among the top 10 richest people in America.

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Charles and David Koch, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg LP, and Jim Walton of Wal-Mart also made Forbes's top 10 list of rich Americans in 2015, notes Forbes. Google's Sergey Brin, Nike's Phil Knight, Michael Dell and Carl Ichan are also among the country's richest people. S. Robson Walton, also of Wal-Mart, George Soros, and candy makers Forrest Mars, Jr. and John Mars are among America's wealthiest individuals. Plumbing fixture billionaire Herbert Kohler, Jr., Charles Schwab brokerage firm founder Charles Schwab, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, movie director and producer George Lucas, and Charles Butt of H-E-B supermarkets in Texas are some of the country's richest people.

Some of the richest women in America include Laurene Powell Jobs of Apple, Abigail Johnson, Alice Walton and Christy Walton of Wal-Mart, Jacqueline Mars of the Mars candy family, and media business owner Ann Cox Chambers, says Forbes.

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