Part1: The 400 Richest People in America in 2012.




400 RICHEST PEOPLE OF America 2012America is perhaps the strongest nation that has been enjoying its lead since the time it came in to being. Known as the richest state of the world, America has an unmatchable economy. We discussed few months back about the top 10 richest people in America according to the latest reveals, and the feedback was really great. We received mails and messages from the locals of this country who are looking forward to know more about richest fellows of America.

Keeping that in Mind, Here is a Rich Series of top 400 richest people of America, who are contributing their share in making their country the richest and the leading one!

Part1: The 400 Richest People in America in 2012
Part2: The 400 Richest People in America in 2012…
Part 3: How do the Richest 400 People in America Got So Rich?…

1. Bill Gates

Net worth: $59 Billion

Company: Microsoft

bill gates

Bill Gate’s company Microsoft became famous for their computer operating systems and killer business deals. Today Microsoft Windows is the only popular and best selling operating system known worldwide. The top mission for the world’s most generous human being Bill Gates is to end polio for which he had already donated $28 Billion, which still exists in four countries and requires $1 billion a year for vaccinations. He is undoubtedly a Rich Man-with a Heart!

2. Warren Buffet

Net worth: $39 Billion

Company: Berkshire Hathaway

warren buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as legendary investor, Warren Buffett, he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

3. Larry Ellison

Net worth: $33 Billion

Company: Oracle

<strong>CEO, Oracle, Redwood Shores, Calif. </strong>

As companies bulked up on business software over the past three years, Ellison snapped up 40 acquisitions for $25 billion. That gave him a breadth of offerings few rivals can match. Now he can pinpoint where customers are still spending and tailor packages they need. A top priority is to build on lucrative support contracts. “The highest-margin portion of our business is now the largest portion of our business,” he says. Oracle’s operating profits stand at 46% of sales, among the best in tech. No wonder its shares closed 2008 down only 21%—half as bad as the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes.

The Founder of the Oracle Cooperation, Lawrence J. Ellison, who is known as Larry Ellison, learned the rudiments of computer programming in Chicago and participated in building the first IBM-compatible mainframe system.. He is rated as the 5th richest person in the world with a capital of $ 33 Billion.

4. Charles Koch

Net worth: $35 Billion

Company: Diversified

Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries

<strong>2004-08 Giving*</strong> $246 million

David Koch's older brother, Charles Koch focuses on libertarian causes, giving money for academic and public policy research and social welfare around strict conservative ideals. He co-founded the Cato Institute and contributes to groups such as the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Other recipients of Koch's charity include Florida State University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Bill of Rights Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, and Koch Cultural Trust (formerly Kansas Cultural Trust).

<cite>*Based on public records and interviews with donors
Data: BusinessWeek, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University</cite>

Charles Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner and an executive vice president of Koch Industries.

5. David Koch

Net worth: $25 Billion

Company: Diversified

CaplinKoch09.jpgLike his Brother Charles, David is best known for his philanthropic as well as political activities, and sits on many boards including that of the American Museum of Natural History.

6. Christy Walton

Net worth: $24.5 Billion

Company: wal-Mart

CHRISTY WALTONShe inherited her wealth when husband John Walton died in an airplane. Her late husband’s investment in First Solar also boosts her total net worth by nearly $2.7 billion.

7. George Soros

Net worth: $22 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

george sorosGeorge Soros has been a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years.  His humanitarian organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports democracy and human rights in over 70 countries. George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC.

8. Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $21.5 Billion

Company: Casinos

Sheldon AdelsonMr. Adelson, a dynamic entrepreneur, business visionary, and venture capitalist, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. He is considered to be a Casino King.

9. Jim Walton

Net worth: $21.1 Billion

Company: Wal-Mart

JIM WALMARTJim Walton is one of the most successful being in America and is the Chairman and CEO of his family’s Arvest Bank.

10. Alice Walton

Net worth: $20.9 Billion

Company: Wal-Mart

Alice WaltonMs Walton serves on the board of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and is a member of the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

11. S. Robson Walton

Net worth: $20.5 Billion

Company: Wal-Mart

Robson Walton

12. Michael BloomBerg

Net worth: $19.5 Billion

Company: Bloomberg LP

michael bloomberg

13. Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $19.1 Billion

Company: Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos

14. Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $17.5 Billion

Company: Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

15. Sergey Brin

Net worth: $16.7 Billion

Company: Google

Sergey Brin

16. Larry Page

Net worth: $16.7 Billion

Company: Google

LARRY PAGE

17. John Paulson

Net worth: $15.5 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

john paulson

18. Michael Dell

Net worth: $15 Billion

Company: Dell

michael dell

19. Steve Ballmer

Net worth: $13.9 Billion

Company: Microsoft

steve ballmer

20. Forrest Mars

Net worth: $13.8 Billion

Company: Candy

forrest mars

21. Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $13.8 Billion

Company: Candy

22. John Mars

Net worth: $13.8 Billion

Company: Candy, Pet food

23. Paul Allen

Net worth: $13.2 Billion

Company: Microsoft

24. Phil Knight

Net worth: $13.1 Billion

Company: Nike

25. Carl Icahn

Net worth: $13 Billion

Company: Leveraged Buyouts

26. Donald Bren

Net worth: $12 Billion

Company: Real estates

27. Anne Cox Chambers

Net worth: $12 Billion

Company: Media

28. Ronald Perlman

Net worth: $12 Billion

Company: leveraged buyouts

29. Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $11.7 Billion

Company: Fidelity

30. James Simons

Net worth: $10.6 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

31. George Kaiser

Net worth: $10 Billion

Company: oil, Gas, Banking

32. Len Blavatnik

Net worth: $9.5 Billion

Company: Diversified

33. Harold Simmons

Net worth: $9.3 Billion

Company: investments

34. Jack Taylor

Net worth: $9 Billion

Company: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

35. Steve Cohen

Net worth: $8.3 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

36. Harold Hamm

Net worth: $7.5 Billion

Company: oil and Natural gas

37. Rupert Murdoch

Net worth: $7.4 Billion

Company: News Corp.

38. James Goodnight

Net worth: $7.1 Billion

Company: SAS Institute

39. Philip Anchutz

Net worth: $7 Billion

Company: Investments

40. Andrew Beal

Net worth: $7 Billion

Company: Banking, Real estate

41. Steve Jobs

Net worth: $7 Billion

Company: Apple, Pixar

42. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Net worth: 7 Billion

Company: Generic Drugs

43. Samuel Newhouse

Net worth: $6.6 Billion

Company: Conde Nast

44. Ray Dalio

Net worth: $6.5 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

45. Edward Johnson

Net worth: $6.5 Billion

Company: Fidelity

46. Charles Ergen

Net worth: $6.4 Billion

Company: EchoStar

47. Richard Kinder

Net worth: $.4 Billion

Company: Pipelines

48. Eli Broad

Net worth: $6.3 Billion

Company: investments

49. Leonard Lauder

Net worth: $6.3 Billion

Company: Estee Lauder

50. Pierre Omidyar

Net worth: $6.2 Billion

Company: Ebay

51. Eric Schmidt

Net worth: $6.2 Billion

Company: Google

52. Ralph Lauren

Net worth: $6.1 Billion

Company: Ralph Lauren

53. Jim Kennedy

Net worth: 6 Billion

Company: Media

54. Blair Parry-Okeden

Net worth: 69 Billion

Company: Media

55. Donald Newhouse

Net worth: $5.9Billion

Company: Conde Nast

56. Ira Rennert

Net worth: $5.9 Billion

Company: investments

57. Charles Butt

Net worth: $5.7 Billion

Company: Supermarkets

58. David Geffen

Net worth: $5.5 Billion

Company: Movies, Music

59. Jeffrey Hildbrand

Net worth: $5.3 Billion

Company: oil

60. Richard Devos

Net worth: $5 Billion

Company: Amway

61. Richard LeFrak

Net worth: $5 Billion

Company: real estate

62. Frederik G.H. Meijer

Net worth: $5 Billion

Company: supermarkets

63. Thomas Peterffy

Net worth: $5 Billion

Company: Discount brokerage

64. David Tepper

Net worth: $5 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

65. Dennis Washington

Net worth: $5 Billion

Company: construction, mining

66. Robert Rowling

Net worth: $4.7 Billion

Company: investments

67. Stephen Schwarzman

Net worth: $4.7 Billion

Company: Investments

68. Sam Zell

Net worth: $4.7 Billion

Company: Real estates

69. Rupert Johnson

Net worth: $4.5 Billion

Company: Franklin Resources

70. John Malone

Net worth: $4.5 Billion

Company: cable television

71. John Menard

Net worth: $4.5 Billion

Company: Retail

72. Charles Johnson

Net worth: $4.4 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

73. Ray Lee Hunt

Net worth: $4.3 Billion

Company: oil, real estate

74. Bruce Kovner

Net worth: $4.3 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

75. Micky Arison

Net worth: $4.2 Billion

Company: carnival cruises

76. Leonard Stern

Net worth: $4.2 Billion

Company: real estate

77. Daniel Ziff

Net worth: $4.2 Billion

Company: investments

78. Dirk Ziff

Net worth: $4.2 Billion

Company: investments

79. Robert Ziff

Net worth: $4.2 Billion

Company: investments

80. Sumner Redstone

Net worth: $4.1 Billion

Company: Viacom

81. John Paul DeJoria

Net worth: $4 Billion

Company: hair products

82. David Green

Net worth: $4 Billion

Company: Hobby Lobby

83. William Koch

Net worth: $4 Billion

Company: oil investments

84. Roger Wang

Net worth: $4 Billion

Company: retail

85. Leslie Wexner

Net worth: $3.8 Billion

Company: Retail

86. Henry Kravis

Net worth: $3.7 Billion

Company: leveraged buyouts

87. Gorden Moore

Net worth: $3.7 Billion

Company: Intel

88. Robert Bass

Net worth: $3.6 Billion

Company: oil investments

89. Jin Sook and Do Won Chang

Net worth: $3.6 Billion

Company: Retail

90. Trevor Rees-Jones

Net worth: $3.6 Billion

Company: oil and Gas

91. John Arnold

Net worth: $3.5 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

92. Dustin Moskovitz

Net worth: $3.5 Billion

Company: Facebook

93. Henry Ross Perot

Net worth: $3.5 Billion

Company: computer and real estate services

94. John Sall

Net worth: $3.5 Billion

Company: SAS institute

95. Charles Schwab

Net worth: $3.5 Billion

Company: Discount brokerage

96. Dannine Avara

Net worth: $3.4 Billion

Company: Pipelines

97. Gayle Cook

Net worth: $3.4 Billion

Company: medical services

98. Scott Duncan

Net worth: $3.4 Billion

Company: Pipelines

99. Milane Frantz

Net worth: $3.4 Billion

Company: Pipelines

100. Bruce Halle

Net worth: 3.4 Billion

Company: Discount Tire

101. George Roberts

Net worth: $3.4 Billion

Company: leverages buyouts

102. Randa Williams

Net worth: $3.4 Billion

Company: pipelines

103. Ann Walton Kroenke

Net worth: $3.3 Billion

Company: Wal-Mart

104. Ronald Lauder

Net worth: $3.3 Billion

Company: Estee Lauder

105. Ted Lerner

Net worth: $3.3 Billion

Company: Real Estate

106. Patrick McGovern

Net worth: $3.3 Billion

Company: Media

107. Leon Black

Net worth: $3.2 Billion

Company: own equity

108. Ron Burkle

Net worth: $3.2Billion

Company: Supermarket investments

109. Paul Tudor Jones

Net worth: $3.2 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

110. Stanley Kroenke

Net worth: $20.9 Billion

Company: sports, real estate Wal-Mart

111. George Lucas

Net worth: $3.2 Billion

Company: Star Wars

112. John A.Sobrato

Net worth: $3.2 Billion

Company: Real Estate

113. Stevem Udvar- Hazy

Net worth: $3.2 Billion

Company: aircraft leasing

114. Barbara Piasecka Johnson

Net worth: $3.2 Billion

Company: Johnson & Johnson

115. Terrence Pegula

Net worth: $3.1 Billion

Company: Natural Gas

116. Stephen Ross

Net worth: $3.1 Billion

Company: real estate

117. Riley Bechtel

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Engineering construction

118. Stephen Bechtel

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Engineering Construction

119. Barbara Carlson Gage

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Hotel services

120. Martha Ingram

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Book distribution

121. James Jannard

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Sunglasses

122. Kirk Kerkorian

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Casinos,investments

123. Edward Lampert

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company:investments

124. Marilun Carlson

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Hotel Services

125. Mitchell Rales

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Manufacturing

126. Lynn Schusterman

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Oil and Gas investments

127. Steven Spielberg

Net worth: $3 Billion

Company: Movie

128. Haim Saban

Net worth: $2.9 Billion

Company: T.v

129. Donald Trump

Net worth: $2.9 Billion

Company: T.V , Real estate

130. Robert Friedland

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Mining

131. Thomas Frist

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Health Care

132. Victor Fung

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Retail

133. Rodney Lewis

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Natural Gas

134. Warren Stephens

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Investment banking

135. David Sun

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: IT

136. Joan Tisch

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Diversified

137. John Tu

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Casino

138. Steven Wynn

Net worth: $2.8 Billion

Company: Casinos

139. William Conway

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Leverages buyouts

140. Daniel D’aniello

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Leveraged buyouts

141. Malcolm Glazer

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: sports team, real estate

142. Timothy Heaington

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Oil and Gas Investment

143. Nancy Walton Laurie

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Wal-Mart

144. James Leprino

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Cheese

145. David Murdock

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Dole, Real estate

146. Steven Rales

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Manufacturing

147. David Rubenstein

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Leveraged buyouts

148. Jeffrey Skoll

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: Ebay

149. Oprah Winfrey

Net worth: $2.7 Billion

Company: T.V

150. Charles Dolan

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Cable T.V

151. Archie Aldis Emmerson

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Timberland, lumber mills

152. Robert Holding

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Oil, Resorts

153. Pauline MacMillan Keinath

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Cargill Inc.

154. Cargill MacMillan

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Crgill Inc.

155. Whitney MacMillan

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Cargill Iinc.

156. Daniel Och

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: hedge funds

157. Igor Olenicoff

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Real estate

158. Marion MacMillan Pictet

Net worth: $2.6 Billion

Company: Cargill Inc.

159. Stanley Druckenmiller

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: Hedge funds

160. Tom Gores

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: private equity

161. Anthony Pritzker

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: Hotel,Investments

162. Jay Roberts Pritzker

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: Hotels,investments

163. David Rockefeller

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: banking

164. Donald Schneider

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: Trucking

165. Alfred taubman

Net worth: $2.5 Billion

Company: Real Estate

166. Ray Dolby

Net worth: $2.4 Billion

Company: Dolby Laboratories

167. Randal Kirk

Net worth: $2.4 Billion

Company: Pharmaceuticals

168. Julian Robertson

Net worth: $2.4 Billion

Company: Hedge funds

169. Phillip Ruffin

Net worth: $2.4 Billion

Company: casinos, Real estate

170. Ty Warner

Net worth: $2.4 Billion

Company: Beanie Babies

171. Nicolas Berggreuen

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: investments

172. Christopher Cline

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: coal

173. Mark Cuban

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Online Media

174. John Doerr

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Venture Capital

175. Ken Griffin

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Hedge funds

176. Tamara Gustavson

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Self storage

177. Amos Hostetter

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Cable T.V

178. H.Wayne Huizenga

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: investments

179. H.Fisk Johnson

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: SC Johnson and Sons

180. Imogene Powers Johnson

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: SC Johnson and Sons

181. S. Curtis Johnson

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: SC Johnson and Sons

182. Helen Johnson Leipold

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: SC Johnson and Sons

183. Winnie Johnson Marquart

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: SC Johnson and Sons

184. Peter Kellogg

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Investments

185. A.Jerrold Perenchio

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Investments

186. Richard Rainwater

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: real estate, insurance

187. Ronda Stryker

Net worth: $2.3 Billion

Company: Medical tech

188. Peter Buck

Net worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Subway Restaurant

189. Jack Dangermond

Net worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Mapping Software

190. FredDeluca

Net worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Subway Restaurant

191.Philip Falcone

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Hedge-Funds

192.Bill Gross

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Investments

193.William Randolph Hearst

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Hearst Corp

194.Diane Hendricks

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Roofing

195.Henry Hillman

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Investments

196.Mary Alice

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Campbell Soup

197.George Mitchell

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Oil and Gas

198.William Wrigley

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Chewing Gum

199.Mortimer Zuckerman

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Company: Real state media

200.Lee Bass

Net Worth: $2.1 Billion

Company: Oil and Investments.

 

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