Top 7 American Billionaires in 2010

As part of a long tradition tradition Forbes magazine, in their Forbes 400 Lists, published at the end of last year the list for the richest people in America, and some of them appear in our Top 7 Richest People in the World in 2010 post. For 2010, the Top 7 Richest Americans are:

1. Bill Gates

Net worth: $54 billion

Age: 55

Title: Co-Chair

Organization: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Source: Microsoft, self-made

Residence: Medina, WA

Country of citizenship: United States

Education: Dropout, Harvard University

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

2. Warren Buffett

Net worth $45 billion

Age: 80

Title: CEO

Organization: Berkshire Hathaway

Source: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made

Residence: Omaha, NE

Country of citizenship: United States

Education: MS, Columbia University; BA/BS, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Marital Status: Widowed, Remarried

Children: 3

3. Larry Ellison

Net worth: $27 billion

Age: 66

Source: Oracle, self-made

Residence: Woodside, CA

Country of citizenship: United States

Education: Dropout, University of Chicago; Dropout, University of Illinois at Urbana

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

4. Christy Walton

Net worth: $24 billion

Age: 56

Source: Walmart, inherited

Residence: Jackson, WY

Country of citizenship: United States

Marital Status: Widow

Children: 1

5. Charles Koch (tie)

Net worth: $21.5 billion

Age: 75

Title: CEO

Organization: Koch Industries

Source: manufacturing, energy, inherited and growing

Residence: Wichita, KS

Country of citizenship: United States

Education: BA/BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

5. David Koch (tie)

Net worth: $21.5 billion

Age: 70

Title: Executive Vice President

Organization: Koch Industries

Source: manufacturing, energy, inherited and growing

Residence: New York, NY

Country of citizenship: United States

Education: BA/BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

7. Jim Walton

Net worth: $20.1 billion

Age: 63

Source: Walmart, inherited

Residence: Bentonville, AR

Country of citizenship: United States

Education: BA/BS, University of Arkansas

Marital Status: Married

Children: 4

Source: Forbes

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