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Forbes list of America's top 10 richest people
September 19, 2012 / 3:12 PM / 5 years ago

Forbes list of America's top 10 richest people

REUTERS - Forbes magazine on Wednesday released its 2012 ranking of the richest people in America.

Billionaires Warren Buffett (L) and Bill Gates pose for a photo while each holding a cup of DQ ice cream upside down during their visit to a new Dairy Queen store in Beijing September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

Below are the top 10, as estimated by the magazine. The full list can be seen at www.forbes.com/forbes400

1. Bill Gates, Medina, Wash., $66 billion

2. Warren Buffett, Omaha, $46 billion

3. Larry Ellison, Woodside, Calif., $41 billion

4. Charles Koch, Wichita, Kan., $31 billion

5. David Koch, New York City, $31 billion

6. Christy Walton & family, Jackson, Wyo., $27.9 billion

7. Jim Walton, Bentonville, Ark., $26.8 billion

8. Alice Walton, Fort Worth, Texas, $26.3 billion

9. S. Robson Walton, Bentonville, Ark., $26.1 billion

10. Michael Bloomberg, New York City, $25 billion

Reporting by Paul Thomasch

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