Richest Americans In The World – By Net Worth
The United States of America has had a history of having most of the richest people on earth from the times of famous personalities like Rockefeller Vanderbilt and Carnegie. It is because of these successful people America has long been at the peak of development for decades. Their success has mostly worked behind the progress and advancement of the nation. Here is the list of top ten richest Americans based on their net worth of the year 2013
#1) The Richest American is Bill Gates
William Henry “Bill” Gates also regarded as the father of the software industry is the richest American. He has been in this place before even in fact he was the wealthiest American from 1995 to 2009 except in 2008. With a net worth $72 billion in 2013 he has bagged the number one position. He is assisting in the position of both the CEO and chief software architect at Microsoft. Gates is still serving as its chairman as he is the largest entity shareholder of Microsoft. Gates the native of Seattle, Washington is currently he is living with his 3 children in an enormous villa in Medina, WA.
#2) Warren Buffet
Warren Edward Buffett, CEO, Chairman and the principal shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway is the second richest American with the net worth of $58.5 billion. Buffet has been dubbed as the most successful investor of the 20th century. This self-made billionaire was born on 30 August, 1930 in Nebraska, in the USA. The life of this man is full of ups and down but has never given up. Neither age nor prostate cancer slows Warren down. This man is still doing well with huge deals by teaming up with 3G Capital, picking up ketchup maker H.J. Heinz and buying Nevada’s NV Energy for $5.6 billion. In July he has given away$20 billion and$2 billion of Berkshire stock to the Gates Foundation.
#3) Larry Ellison
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American businessman and the co –founder of the database management company Oracle. He is the third wealthiest man of America was born on 17 August, 1944. With the net worth of 41 billion, he is also the sixth richest man in the world. He lives in Woodside of California state. Lately, he has bought a house on Malibu’s Carbon Beach. A passionate follower of Tennis. He also owns many sports and exotic cars along with a number of private aircraft.
#4) Charles Koch
Charles de Ganahl Koch, the co-owner, CEO and the chairman of the board of Koch Industries, is in the fourth place in the list of richest Americans of 2013 with the net worth of 36 billion. He along with his brother David is running the second biggest private company of America in $115 billion in sales. He was born on 1 November, 1935, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. This wealthiest man prefers to keep a low profile and thus rarely grants media interviews. He married to Liz for 38 years now.
#5) David Koch
David Hamilton Koch, the brother of Charles Koch is an American businessman, political activist, chemical engineer and philanthropist. He is a co-owner with older brother Charles Koch and an executive vice president of Koch Industries which is the second-largest privately held company in the United States. He currently resides in Manhattan, New York. The position of the forth richest American has a tie between him and his brother as both are having the net worth of 36 billion.
#6) Christy Walton and Family
Christy Walton, the sixth richest American is also the richest woman in the world. This wealthiest woman was born 1955 and is the widow of John T. Walton, who was the son of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. She inherited John’s fortune of $15. 7 billion after his decease. John’s side investment in First Solar had increased Christy’s net worth above the rest of her family and today with her net worth of $35.4 billion, she stands in the sixth position in the list of the richest American.
#7) Jim Walton
Jim Walton the youngest son of retail visionary Sam Walton and the CEO of the Walton family’s Arvest Bank is the seventh wealthiest man in America. The net worth of this Jim is 33.8 billion as in 2013 Jim Walton Wal-Mart’s strong stock performance has touched the $27 billion for the first time and has also received more than $350 million in dividends after taxes in the same year. He currently resides in Bentonville, Arizona with his wife Lynne McNabb Walton and has four children.
#8) Alice Walton
Alice Louise Walton, an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart Stores, and the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, is the eighth wealthiest American having the net worth of 33.5 billion. She was born on 7 October in 1949 in Newport, Arkansas, United States. As the biggest generous donor of the Walton family, she has supported charter school initiatives and gave more than $2 million in 2012. She along with her siblings have also donated about $2 billion to the Walton Family Foundation over the last five years.
#9) S. Robson Walton
Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton, the eldest son of the founder of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, Sam Walton. He is the America’s ninth richest man was born on 28th October, 1944 States. He had three children from his first wife whom he divorced and married to Carolyn Funk, in the year 2000. He and Carolyn filed for divorce. He is currently living in Bentonville and working as a Chairman of the Walmart Company, worldwide. His net worth today is 33.3 billion.
#10) Michel Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg the Mayor of the New York City, United States at the age of 71, has become one of the wealthiest men of America. This founder of the financial data firm Bloomberg LP has received a degree of Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He owns 88% of the company, which in 2012 had generated $7.9 billion revenues making his net worth of 31 billion.
This list of the richest Americans includes several members of the Walton family who are the children or children-in-law of the founders of Walmart.