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In pictures: Who are the richest Americans?

Forbes has released its annual list of the top 400 wealthiest Americans. And the men at the top remain the same

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The Forbes list for 2013 is out and, once again, Mr. Gates tops the list. The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and philanthropist is in his 20th year in that position. His estimated net worth: $72-billion (U.S.)


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No surprise here, either: the second-richest American lives in Omaha. Legendary investor Warren Buffett has an estimated net worth of $58.5-billion.

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Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison remains in third spot with $41-billion. According to Forbes, the 400 people on the list are collectively worth $2-trillion. That’s the highest number ever.


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He’s no longer New York City mayor, but Michael Bloomberg remains in the Top 10 of the Forbes list. The Bloomberg LP founder has an estimated net worth of $31-billion.

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Charles G. Koch, chair and CEO of Koch Industries Inc., and his brother David are tied for fourth place at $36-billion each. Their conglomerate is America’s second biggest private company.

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The Wal-Mart fortune shows up clearly on the list: Robson Walton, chair of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., shows up at No. 5, surrounded by his brother Jim and his sisters Alice and Christy. The four children of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton are each worth approximately $23-billion. (Give or take 97 cents.)


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