There is no Doubt that The United States of America is more or less ruling the world. This super power has the strongest economy, and the nation’s wealthiest top ten personalities are worth a combined $1.53 trillion. I’ m getting too obsessed these days to find more and more about the richest people of the World. Learning from their lives, experiences and strategies, you will surely find a self motivating power within you that is the only key to achieve your goals.
The Following are the Top 10 Richest People of America.
10. Alice Walton $20.9 billion
Alice Walton graduated from Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas, and now runs a horse ranch in central Texas. She began her career in finance as an equity analyst and money manager for First Commerce Corporation; and later served as Vice Chairman and head of all investment-related activities at the Arvest Bank Group. Wal-Mart shares are up 3% over the past year. Ms 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.
This Lady is truly an all rounder, we can say that, doing so many things at the same time with such a perfection, is really an achievement!
9. Jim Walton $21.1 billion
The Chairman and CEO of his family’s Arvest Bank,Jim Walton is one of the most successful being in America. His father, Sam Walton founded a Bentonville store with his brother James in 1962. Today, Wal-Mart has sales of $405 billion and employs more than 2.1 million people across 28 countries. The company’s shares were up 3% in the past year. Jim Walton received over $300 million in dividend payouts. He also serves as chairman of Community Publishers, which operates newspapers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
8. Sheldon Adelson $21.5 billion
Mr. Adelson, a dynamic entrepreneur, business visionary, and venture capitalist, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). The company owns The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Sands Macao in The People’s Republic of China’s Special Administrative Region of Macao, as well as Venetian Macao Limited, a developer of additional multiple casino hotel resort properties in Macao.He is Considered to be a Casino King as he has always enjoyed a hot hand.
7. George Soros $22 billion
GEORGE 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. As one of history’s most successful financiers, his views on investing and economic issues are widely followed.. He has given away more than $8 billion since 1979 to human rights, public health and education groups. Last year he pledged $100 million to Human Rights Watch.
I believe that God Bestow His Countless Blessings on those, who share their Wealth with the people who are deprived of the basic necessities of life and George Soros, is a living example to that! Great man!
6. Christy Walton & family $24.5 billion
Christy Walton is the world’s richest woman, and a widow. She 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. She was always active in different non-profit organizations and donated well to their causes, and still financially supports the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.
5. David Koch $25 billion
New York City’s richest resident, Koch gets his vast wealth from his 42% stake in Koch Industries, which is America’s second largest private company with more than $100 billion in sales. The business has investments in pipelines, refineries, fertilizer, fibers and polymers, forest and consumer products, chemical technology; owns consumer products business Georgia Pacific. 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.
4. Charles Koch $25 billion
Brother of David Koch, 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, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the U.S.Koch is the second-richest resident of New York,
3. Larry Ellison $33 billion
I have discussed Mr.Ellison in detail in my previous post on top 10 richest people of the World .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. Ellison and his partners won a two-year contract to build a relational database management system (RDBMS) for the CIA. The project’s code name: Oracle!
He served as President of Oracle from 1978 to 1996, and undertook two stints as Chairman of the Board, from 1990 to 1992, and again from 1995 to 2004. Since its founding, he has been Oracle’s only Chief Executive Officer. He is rated as the 5th richest person in the world with a capital of $ 33 Billion.
2. Warren Buffett $39 billion
Warren Buffett, The forth richest gentleman of the world, is the second richest man in America.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. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people.
1. Bill Gates $59 billion
There would hardly be someone who knows about computer and not about Microsoft. And Mr. Gates is its Father. According to the authorized and unauthorized books on Bill Gates, he is the youngest self-made billionaire in history. He had an early interest in software and began programming computers at the age of thirteen. He holds around $59 Billion of Wealth.
Bill Gate’s company Microsoft became famous for their computer operating systems and killer business deals.
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; his foundation chips in $200 million. He’s also tackling malaria by providing more bed nets and backing development of a low-cost vaccine. With help from billionaire buddy Warren Buffett, he’s convinced nearly 70 of the world’s wealthiest to sign his “Giving Pledge,” promising to donate the majority of their wealth to charity either during their lifetime or after death.
We, the citizens of the third world countries often think conservatively about the West and its Wealth, Success and Development, but we fail to understand the reason behind their victories and our sufferings. Compare these ten richest people and their efforts to serve humanity, with the top richest people of Pakistan who are just busy in filling their own pockets from the taxes collected by the poor civilians.
I divide life in two phases, first, do it for you and Second, Share it with the deserving ones. However many of us concentrate on the first part, ignoring the second!
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