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Top Ten Richest Americans

(in millions of U.S. dollars)

The following table lists the top ten richest Americans in 2008, according to Forbes 400. The table includes net worth in U.S. dollars, name, rank, and company.

Rank Name Net Worth Company
1. Bill Gates $57 billion Microsoft
2. Warren Buffett $50 billion Berkshire Hathaway
3. Larry Ellison $27 billion Oracle
4. Jim Walton $23.4 billion Wal-Mart
5. S. Robson Walton $23.3 billion Wal-Mart
6. Alice Walton $23.2 billion Wal-Mart
Christy Walton & family $23.2 billion Wal-Mart inheritance
8. Michael Bloomberg $20 billion Bloomberg
9. Charles Koch $19 billion oil, commodities
David Koch $19 billion oil, commodities
Source: Forbes.com, 2008

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