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This is the latest list according to Forbes which is regarded as the International Official List :

FORBES 2011 RICH LIST AS FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ACCORDING TO RESIDENCE AND SPECIFIC STATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Rank Name Net Worth Age Residence Source
242 Bennett Dorrance
Bennett Dorrance
$1.8 B 65 Paradise Valley, Arizona Campbell Soup
96 Bruce Halle
Bruce Halle
$3.4 B 81 Paradise Valley, Arizona Discount Tire
372 Peter Sperling
Peter Sperling
$1.15 B 51 Phoenix, Arizona education
293 Bob Parsons
Bob Parsons
$1.5 B 60 Scottsdale, Arizona web hosting
11 S. Robson Walton
S. Robson Walton
$20.5 B 67 Bentonville, Arkansas Wal-Mart
9 Jim Walton
Jim Walton
$21.1 B 63 Bentonville, Arkansas Wal-Mart
312 Johnelle Hunt
Johnelle Hunt
$1.4 B 79 Fayetteville, Arkansas trucking
130 Warren Stephens
Warren Stephens
$2.8 B 54 Little Rock, Arkansas investment banking
375 Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
$1.1 B 51 Atherton, California venture capital
331 Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman
$1.3 B 55 Atherton, California Ebay
107 John A. Sobrato
John A. Sobrato
$3.2 B 72 Atherton, California real estate
96 George Roberts
George Roberts
$3.4 B 68 Atherton, California leveraged buyouts
91 Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab
$3.5 B 74 Atherton, California discount brokerage
50 Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt
$6.2 B 56 Atherton, California Google
171 A. Jerrold Perenchio
A. Jerrold Perenchio
$2.3 B 80 Bel Air, California television
359 Alan Casden
Alan Casden
$1.2 B 65 Beverly Hills, California real estate
293 Donald Sterling
Donald Sterling
$1.5 B 75 Beverly Hills, California Real Estate
227 Alec Gores
Alec Gores
$1.9 B 58 Beverly Hills, California private equity
212 Stewart and Lynda Resnick
Stewart and Lynda Resnick
$2 B - Beverly Hills, California agriculture, water
171 Nicolas Berggruen
Nicolas Berggruen
$2.3 B 50 Beverly Hills, California investments
159 Tom Gores
Tom Gores
$2.5 B 47 Beverly Hills, California private equity
128 Haim Saban
Haim Saban
$2.9 B 66 Beverly Hills, California television
117 Kirk Kerkorian
Kirk Kerkorian
$3 B 94 Beverly Hills, California casinos, investments
107 Steven Udvar-Hazy
Steven Udvar-Hazy
$3.2 B 65 Beverly Hills, California aircraft leasing
88 Jin Sook & Do Won Chang
Jin Sook & Do Won Chang
$3.6 B 56 Beverly Hills, California retail
80 Sumner Redstone
Sumner Redstone
$4.1 B 88 Beverly Hills, California Viacom
331 David Duffield
David Duffield
$1.3 B 71 Blackhawk, California PeopleSoft
69 Rupert Johnson
Rupert Johnson
$4.5 B 70 Burlingame, California Franklin Resources
72 Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
$4.4 B 78 Hillsborough, California financial services
150 Cargill MacMillan
Cargill MacMillan
$2.6 B 84 Indian Wells, California Cargill Inc.
130 David Sun
David Sun
$2.8 B 59 Irvine, California information technology
372 Irwin Jacobs
Irwin Jacobs
$1.15 B 77 La Jolla, California Qualcomm
188 Bill Gross
Bill Gross
$2.2 B 67 Laguna Beach, California investments
139 Jeffrey Skoll
Jeffrey Skoll
$2.7 B 46 Los Altos, California Ebay
15 Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin
$16.7 B 38 Los Altos, California Google
375 Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
$1.1 B 42 Los Altos Hills, California Yahoo
375 George Joseph
George Joseph
$1.1 B 90 Los Angeles, California insurance
375 Thomas Barrack
Thomas Barrack
$1.1 B 64 Los Angeles, California Colony Capital
312 Gary Michelson
Gary Michelson
$1.4 B 62 Los Angeles, California medical patents
273 Howard Marks
Howard Marks
$1.6 B 65 Los Angeles, California money management
273 Bruce Karsh
Bruce Karsh
$1.6 B 56 Los Angeles, California money management
227 David Hearst
David Hearst
$1.9 B 66 Los Angeles, California Hearst Corp
200 Edward Roski
Edward Roski
$2.1 B 72 Los Angeles, California real estate
200 Michael Milken
Michael Milken
$2.1 B 65 Los Angeles, California investments
159 Anthony Pritzker
Anthony Pritzker
$2.5 B 50 Los Angeles, California hotels, investments
139 David Murdock
David Murdock
$2.7 B 88 Los Angeles, California Dole, real estate
48 Eli Broad
Eli Broad
$6.3 B 78 Los Angeles, California investments
39 Patrick Soon-Shiong
Patrick Soon-Shiong
$7 B 59 Los Angeles, California generic drugs
171 Tamara Gustavson
Tamara Gustavson
$2.3 B 49 Malibu, California self storage
58 David Geffen
David Geffen
$5.5 B 68 Malibu, California movies, music
273 Daniel Pritzker
Daniel Pritzker
$1.6 B 52 Marin County, California hotels, investments
273 Kavitark Ram Shriram
Kavitark Ram Shriram
$1.6 B 54 Menlo Park, California Venture capital, Google
263 Henry Samueli
Henry Samueli
$1.7 B 57 Newport Beach, California semiconductors
260 George Argyros
George Argyros
$1.75 B 74 Newport Beach, California real estate, investments
26 Donald Bren
Donald Bren
$12 B 79 Newport Beach, California real estate
331 Henry Nicholas
Henry Nicholas
$1.3 B 51 Newport Coast, California semiconductors
117 Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
$3 B 64 Pacific Palisades, California movies
375 David Filo
David Filo
$1.1 B 45 Palo Alto, California Yahoo
293 Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman
$1.5 B 44 Palo Alto, California LinkedIn
227 Richard Peery
Richard Peery
$1.9 B 72 Palo Alto, California real estate
212 Romesh T. Wadhwani
Romesh T. Wadhwani
$2 B 64 Palo Alto, California Software
39 Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
$7 B 56 Palo Alto, California Apple, Pixar
15 Larry Page
Larry Page
$16.7 B 38 Palo Alto, California Google
14 Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
$17.5 B 27 Palo Alto, California Facebook
227 George Hearst
George Hearst
$1.9 B 84 Paso Robles, California Hearst Corp
331 Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla
$1.3 B 56 Portola Valley, California venture capital
242 John Arrillaga
John Arrillaga
$1.8 B 74 Portola Valley, California real estate
150 Archie Aldis Emmerson
Archie Aldis Emmerson
$2.6 B 82 Redding, California timberland, lumber mills
188 Jack Dangermond
Jack Dangermond
$2.2 B 66 Redlands, California mapping software
130 John Tu
John Tu
$2.8 B 70 Rolling Hills, California information technology
107 George Lucas
George Lucas
$3.2 B 67 San Anselmo, California Star Wars
331 Charles Brandes
Charles Brandes
$1.3 B 68 San Diego, California money management
331 Thomas Steyer
Thomas Steyer
$1.3 B 54 San Francisco, California hedge funds
293 John Fisher
John Fisher
$1.5 B 50 San Francisco, California Gap
293 Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel
$1.5 B 43 San Francisco, California Paypal, Facebook
273 Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz
$1.6 B 57 San Francisco, California venture capital
227 John Pritzker
John Pritzker
$1.9 B 58 San Francisco, California hotels, investments
227 Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
$1.9 B 46 San Francisco, California business software
227 Phoebe Hearst Cooke
Phoebe Hearst Cooke
$1.9 B 84 San Francisco, California Hearst Corp
227 James Coulter
James Coulter
$1.9 B 51 San Francisco, California leveraged buyouts
212 Doris Fisher
Doris Fisher
$2 B 80 San Francisco, California Gap
212 Mark Pincus
Mark Pincus
$2 B 45 San Francisco, California online gaming
212 Gordon Getty
Gordon Getty
$2 B 77 San Francisco, California Getty Oil
188 William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
$2.2 B 62 San Francisco, California Hearst Corp
166 Ray Dolby
Ray Dolby
$2.4 B 78 San Francisco, California Dolby Laboratories
117 Stephen Bechtel
Stephen Bechtel
$3 B 86 San Francisco, California engineering, construction
117 Riley Bechtel
Riley Bechtel
$3 B 59 San Francisco, California engineering, construction
91 Dustin Moskovitz
Dustin Moskovitz
$3.5 B 27 San Francisco, California Facebook
375 Alexander Spanos
Alexander Spanos
$1.1 B 87 Stockton, California real estate
375 Jim Breyer
Jim Breyer
$1.1 B 50 Woodside, California Venture Capital
331 Scott Cook
Scott Cook
$1.3 B 59 Woodside, California Intuit
263 Ken Fisher
Ken Fisher
$1.7 B 60 Woodside, California Money management
242 Thomas Siebel
Thomas Siebel
$1.8 B 58 Woodside, California business software
171 John Doerr
John Doerr
$2.3 B 60 Woodside, California venture capital
86 Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore
$3.7 B 82 Woodside, California Intel
3 Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison
$33 B 67 Woodside, California Oracle
46 Charles Ergen
Charles Ergen
$6.4 B 58 Denver, Colorado EchoStar
39 Philip Anschutz
Philip Anschutz
$7 B 71 Denver, Colorado investments
69 John Malone
John Malone
$4.5 B 70 Elizabeth, Colorado cable television
331 Pat Stryker
Pat Stryker
$1.3 B 55 Fort Collins, Colorado medical technology
Rank Name Net Worth Age Residence Source
139 James Leprino
James Leprino
$2.7 B 73 Indian Hills, Colorado cheese
312 Gary Magness
Gary Magness
$1.4 B 57 Magness, Colorado cable, investments
273 Karen Pritzker
Karen Pritzker
$1.6 B 53 Branford, Connecticut hotels, investments
188 Peter Buck
Peter Buck
$2.2 B 80 Danbury, Connecticut Subway Restaurants
331 Richard Chilton Jr
Richard Chilton Jr
$1.3 B 53 Darien, Connecticut hedge funds
359 C. Dean Metropoulos
C. Dean Metropoulos
$1.2 B 65 Greenwich, Connecticut investments
359 William Macaulay
William Macaulay
$1.2 B 66 Greenwich, Connecticut energy investments
293 Stephen Mandel
Stephen Mandel
$1.5 B 55 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
117 Edward Lampert
Edward Lampert
$3 B 48 Greenwich, Connecticut investments
107 Paul Tudor Jones
Paul Tudor Jones
$3.2 B 56 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
60 Thomas Peterffy
Thomas Peterffy
$5 B 67 Greenwich, Connecticut discount brokerage
44 Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio
$6.5 B 62 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
35 Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen
$8.3 B 55 Greenwich, Connecticut hedge funds
139 Steven Rales
Steven Rales
$2.7 B 60 Washington, District of Columbia manufacturing
75 Micky Arison
Micky Arison
$4.2 B 62 Bal Harbour, Florida Carnival Cruises
375 John Henry
John Henry
$1.1 B 62 Boca Raton, Florida sports
114 Terrence Pegula
Terrence Pegula
$3.1 B 60 Boca Raton, Florida natural gas
397 Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis
$1.05 B 77 Coconut Grove, Florida Progressive Corp
329 Bharat Desai
Bharat Desai
$1.35 B 58 Fisher Island, Florida outsourcing
188 Fred DeLuca
Fred DeLuca
$2.2 B 63 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Subway Restaurants
171 H. Wayne Huizenga
H. Wayne Huizenga
$2.3 B 73 Fort Lauderdale, Florida investments
200 Robert Rich
Robert Rich
$2.1 B 70 Islamorada, Florida frozen foods
293 Michael Heisley
Michael Heisley
$1.5 B 74 Jupiter Island, Florida manufacturing
150 Igor Olenicoff
Igor Olenicoff
$2.6 B 69 Lighthouse Point, Florida real estate
273 Norman Braman
Norman Braman
$1.6 B 79 Miami, Florida art, car dealerships
355 Edmund Ansin
Edmund Ansin
$1.25 B 75 Miami Beach, Florida television
200 Phillip Frost
Phillip Frost
$2.1 B 74 Miami Beach, Florida pharmaceuticals
312 Tom Golisano
Tom Golisano
$1.4 B 69 Naples, Florida Paychex
171 Christopher Cline
Christopher Cline
$2.3 B 53 North Palm Beach, Florida coal
75 Dirk Ziff
Dirk Ziff
$4.2 B 47 North Palm Beach, Florida investments
359 Charlotte Colket Weber
Charlotte Colket Weber
$1.2 B 68 Ocala, Florida Campbell Soup
331 Robert Stiller
Robert Stiller
$1.3 B 68 Palm Beach, Florida coffee
263 S. Daniel Abraham
S. Daniel Abraham
$1.7 B 87 Palm Beach, Florida Slim-Fast
263 Isaac Perlmutter
Isaac Perlmutter
$1.7 B 68 Palm Beach, Florida Marvel
200 Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Ross
$2.1 B 73 Palm Beach, Florida investments
200 George Lindemann
George Lindemann
$2.1 B 75 Palm Beach, Florida investments
200 Jeff Greene
Jeff Greene
$2.1 B 56 Palm Beach, Florida real estate, investments
139 Malcolm Glazer
Malcolm Glazer
$2.7 B 83 Palm Beach, Florida sports teams, real estate
81 William Koch
William Koch
$4 B 71 Palm Beach, Florida oil, investments
212 Edward DeBartolo
Edward DeBartolo
$2 B 64 Tampa, Florida shopping centers
263 Albert Ueltschi
Albert Ueltschi
$1.7 B 94 Vero Beach, Florida FlightSafety
242 Alfred James Clark
Alfred James Clark
$1.8 B 83 Vero Beach, Florida construction
331 Arthur Blank
Arthur Blank
$1.3 B 68 Atlanta, Georgia Home Depot
242 Bernard Marcus
Bernard Marcus
$1.8 B 82 Atlanta, Georgia Home Depot
212 Ted Turner
Ted Turner
$2 B 72 Atlanta, Georgia cable television
53 Jim Kennedy
Jim Kennedy
$6 B 63 Atlanta, Georgia media
26 Anne Cox Chambers
Anne Cox Chambers
$12 B 91 Atlanta, Georgia media
375 S. Truett Cathy
S. Truett Cathy
$1.1 B 90 Hampton, Georgia Chick-fil-A
50 Pierre Omidyar
Pierre Omidyar
$6.2 B 44 Honolulu, Hawaii Ebay
150 Robert Holding
Robert Holding
$2.6 B 84 Sun Valley, Idaho oil, resorts
359 Nicholas Pritzker
Nicholas Pritzker
$1.2 B 67 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
273 James Pritzker
James Pritzker
$1.6 B 60 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
273 Jean (Gigi) Pritzker
Jean (Gigi) Pritzker
$1.6 B 49 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
273 Joseph Mansueto
Joseph Mansueto
$1.6 B 55 Chicago, Illinois investment research
263 Penny Pritzker
Penny Pritzker
$1.7 B 52 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
242 Thomas Pritzker
Thomas Pritzker
$1.8 B 61 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
212 Neil Bluhm
Neil Bluhm
$2 B 73 Chicago, Illinois real estate
171 Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin
$2.3 B 42 Chicago, Illinois hedge funds
159 Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker
Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker
$2.5 B 46 Chicago, Illinois hotels, investments
139 Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
$2.7 B 57 Chicago, Illinois Television
66 Sam Zell
Sam Zell
$4.7 B 69 Chicago, Illinois real estate, private equity
293 Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky
$1.5 B 42 Glencoe, Illinois Groupon
375 Michael Krasny
Michael Krasny
$1.1 B 58 Highland Park, Illinois retail
212 Jude Reyes
Jude Reyes
$2 B 56 Kenilworth, Illinois food distribution
212 J. Christopher Reyes
J. Christopher Reyes
$2 B 57 Lake Forest, Illinois food distribution
188 William Wrigley
William Wrigley
$2.2 B 47 Lake Forest, Illinois chewing gum
166 Ty Warner
Ty Warner
$2.4 B 67 Oak Brook, Illinois Beanie Babies
375 Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan
$1.1 B 74 Winnetka, Illinois insurance
96 Gayle Cook
Gayle Cook
$3.4 B 77 Bloomington, Indiana medical devices
312 James Irsay
James Irsay
$1.4 B 52 Carmel, Indiana Indianapolis Colts
242 Dean White
Dean White
$1.8 B 88 Crown Point, Indiana billboards, hotels
273 Herbert Simon
Herbert Simon
$1.6 B 76 Indianapolis, Indiana real estate
81 Roger Wang
Roger Wang
$4 B 62 Nanjing, Jiangsu retail
242 Min Kao
Min Kao
$1.8 B 62 Leawood, Kansas navigation equipment
375 Gary Burrell
Gary Burrell
$1.1 B 74 Spring Hill, Kansas navigation equipment
4 Charles Koch
Charles Koch
$25 B 75 Wichita, Kansas diversified
242 Bradley Hughes
Bradley Hughes
$1.8 B 78 Lexington, Kentucky self storage
375 Tom Benson
Tom Benson
$1.1 B 84 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Saints
139 David Rubenstein
David Rubenstein
$2.7 B 62 Bethesda, Maryland leveraged buyouts
375 Bernard Saul
Bernard Saul
$1.1 B 79 Chevy Chase, Maryland banking, real estate
103 Ted Lerner
Ted Lerner
$3.3 B 85 Chevy Chase, Maryland real estate
331 Stephen Bisciotti
Stephen Bisciotti
$1.3 B 51 Millersville, Maryland outsourcing, football
397 Dan Snyder
Dan Snyder
$1.05 B 46 Potomac, Maryland Washington Redskins
331 Bill Marriott
Bill Marriott
$1.3 B 79 Potomac, Maryland hotels
312 Richard Marriott
Richard Marriott
$1.4 B 72 Potomac, Maryland hotels
117 Mitchell Rales
Mitchell Rales
$3 B 55 Potomac, Maryland manufacturing
171 Amos Hostetter
Amos Hostetter
$2.3 B 74 Boston, Massachusetts cable television
44 Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
$6.5 B 81 Boston, Massachusetts Fidelity
263 Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft
$1.7 B 70 Brookline, Massachusetts New England Patriots
29 Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson
$11.7 B 49 Milton, Massachusetts Fidelity
242 Jim Davis
Jim Davis
$1.8 B 68 Newton, Massachusetts New Balance
212 Michael & Marian Ilitch
Michael & Marian Ilitch
$2 B 82 Bingham Farms, Michigan pizza
159 Alfred Taubman
Alfred Taubman
$2.5 B 87 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan real estate
293 Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert
$1.5 B 49 Franklin, Michigan Quicken Loans
60 Frederik G.H. Meijer
Frederik G.H. Meijer
$5 B 91 Grand Rapids, Michigan supermarkets
375 William Ford
William Ford
$1.1 B 86 Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan Ford Motor Co
293 Manuel Moroun
Manuel Moroun
$1.5 B 84 Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan Transportation
60 Richard DeVos
Richard DeVos
$5 B 85 Holland, Michigan Amway
375 Jon Stryker
Jon Stryker
$1.1 B 53 Kalamazoo, Michigan medical technology
171 Ronda Stryker
Ronda Stryker
$2.3 B 57 Portage, Michigan medical technology
Rank Name Net Worth Age Residence Source
212 Richard Schulze
Richard Schulze
$2 B 70 Edina, Minnesota Best Buy
117 Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
$3 B 72 Long Lake, Minnesota hotels, restaurants
117 Barbara Carlson Gage
Barbara Carlson Gage
$3 B 69 Long Lake, Minnesota hotels, restaurants
242 Glen Taylor
Glen Taylor
$1.8 B 70 Mankato, Minnesota printing
150 Whitney MacMillan
Whitney MacMillan
$2.6 B 82 Minneapolis, Minnesota Cargill Inc.
227 Stanley Hubbard
Stanley Hubbard
$1.9 B 78 St. Paul, Minnesota DirecTV
107 Stanley Kroenke
Stanley Kroenke
$3.2 B 64 Columbia, Missouri sports, real estate
103 Ann Walton Kroenke
Ann Walton Kroenke
$3.3 B 62 Columbia, Missouri Wal-Mart
150 Pauline MacMillan Keinath
Pauline MacMillan Keinath
$2.6 B 77 St. Louis, Missouri Cargill Inc.
34 Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor
$9 B 89 St. Louis, Missouri Enterprise Rent-A-Car
331 Marianne Liebmann
Marianne Liebmann
$1.3 B 58 Bozeman, Montana Cargill, Inc.
331 Austen Cargill
Austen Cargill
$1.3 B 60 Livingston, Montana Cargill Inc.
60 Dennis Washington
Dennis Washington
$5 B 77 Missoula, Montana construction, mining
273 Linda Pritzker
Linda Pritzker
$1.6 B 57 St. Ignatius, Montana hotels, investments
150 Marion MacMillan Pictet
Marion MacMillan Pictet
$2.6 B - Hamilton, N/A Cargill Inc.
359 William Connor
William Connor
$1.2 B 61 Hong Kong, N/A logistics
130 Victor Fung
Victor Fung
$2.8 B 65 Hong Kong, N/A Retail
375 Alexander Knaster
Alexander Knaster
$1.1 B 52 London, N/A oil, telecom, banking
312 Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler
Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler
$1.4 B 47 London, N/A oil & gas, investments
107 Ron Burkle
Ron Burkle
$3.2 B 58 London, N/A supermarkets, investments
32 Len Blavatnik
Len Blavatnik
$9.5 B 54 London, N/A diversified
114 Barbara Piasecka Johnson
Barbara Piasecka Johnson
$3.1 B 74 Monte Carlo, N/A Johnson & Johnson
53 Blair Parry-Okeden
Blair Parry-Okeden
$6 B 60 Scone, N/A media
212 Eduardo Saverin
Eduardo Saverin
$2 B 29 Singapore, N/A Facebook
130 Robert Friedland
Robert Friedland
$2.8 B 61 Singapore, N/A mining
260 Walter Scott
Walter Scott
$1.75 B 80 Omaha, Nebraska construction, telecom
2 Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
$39 B 81 Omaha, Nebraska Berkshire Hathaway
139 Nancy Walton Laurie
Nancy Walton Laurie
$2.7 B 60 Henderson, Nevada Wal-Mart
359 Lorenzo Fertitta
Lorenzo Fertitta
$1.2 B 42 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, Ultimate Fighting Championship
355 Frank Fertitta
Frank Fertitta
$1.25 B 49 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, Ultimate Fighting Championship
263 Elaine Wynn
Elaine Wynn
$1.7 B 68 Las Vegas, Nevada Hotels
166 Phillip Ruffin
Phillip Ruffin
$2.4 B 76 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, real estate
130 Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn
$2.8 B 69 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, hotels
8 Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson
$21.5 B 78 Las Vegas, Nevada casinos
103 Patrick McGovern
Patrick McGovern
$3.3 B 74 Hollis, New Hampshire media
293 Michael Price
Michael Price
$1.5 B 59 Far Hills, New Jersey investments
60 David Tepper
David Tepper
$5 B 54 Livingston, New Jersey hedge funds
242 Leon G. Cooperman
Leon G. Cooperman
$1.8 B 68 Short Hills, New Jersey hedge funds
171 Peter Kellogg
Peter Kellogg
$2.3 B 69 Short Hills, New Jersey investments
55 Donald Newhouse
Donald Newhouse
$5.9 B 81 Somerset County, New Jersey Conde Nast
359 Nelson Peltz
Nelson Peltz
$1.2 B 69 Bedford, New York investments
227 Jeremy Jacobs
Jeremy Jacobs
$1.9 B 71 East Aurora, New York sports concessions
30 James Simons
James Simons
$10.6 B 73 East Setauket, New York hedge funds
7 George Soros
George Soros
$22 B 81 Katonah, New York hedge funds
355 Alan Gerry
Alan Gerry
$1.25 B 81 Liberty, New York cable television
312 Louis Bacon
Louis Bacon
$1.4 B 53 Long Island, New York hedge funds
397 Steven Roth
Steven Roth
$1.05 B 69 New York, New York real estate
372 Alexander Rovt
Alexander Rovt
$1.15 B 59 New York, New York fertilizer
359 Sidney Kimmel
Sidney Kimmel
$1.2 B 83 New York, New York retail
359 James Dinan
James Dinan
$1.2 B 52 New York, New York hedge funds
355 Henry Swieca
Henry Swieca
$1.25 B 54 New York, New York hedge funds
331 Leon Charney
Leon Charney
$1.3 B 70 New York, New York Real estate
331 Marc Lasry
Marc Lasry
$1.3 B 50 New York, New York hedge funds
331 Stewart Rahr
Stewart Rahr
$1.3 B 65 New York, New York drug distribution
312 Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee
$1.4 B 67 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
312 Herbert Allen
Herbert Allen
$1.4 B 71 New York, New York investment banking
312 Wilma Tisch
Wilma Tisch
$1.4 B 84 New York, New York diversified
309 Marc Rowan
Marc Rowan
$1.45 B 49 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
309 Joshua Harris
Joshua Harris
$1.45 B 46 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
293 Ron Baron
Ron Baron
$1.5 B 68 New York, New York money managment
273 Barry Diller
Barry Diller
$1.6 B 69 New York, New York IAC/InterActiveCorp
273 Noam Gottesman
Noam Gottesman
$1.6 B 50 New York, New York hedge funds
273 Glenn Dubin
Glenn Dubin
$1.6 B 54 New York, New York hedge funds
242 Ted Forstmann
Ted Forstmann
$1.8 B 71 New York, New York sports management
242 Jerry Speyer
Jerry Speyer
$1.8 B 71 New York, New York real estate
242 Thomas Kaplan
Thomas Kaplan
$1.8 B 49 New York, New York Investments
227 Austin Hearst
Austin Hearst
$1.9 B 59 New York, New York Hearst Corp
227 Sheldon Solow
Sheldon Solow
$1.9 B 83 New York, New York real estate
227 Michael Jaharis
Michael Jaharis
$1.9 B 83 New York, New York pharmaceuticals
212 John Catsimatidis
John Catsimatidis
$2 B 63 New York, New York oil, real estate, supermarkets
200 Israel Englander
Israel Englander
$2.1 B 63 New York, New York hedge funds
200 David Shaw
David Shaw
$2.1 B 60 New York, New York hedge funds
200 Sean Parker
Sean Parker
$2.1 B 31 New York, New York Facebook
188 Mortimer Zuckerman
Mortimer Zuckerman
$2.2 B 74 New York, New York real estate, media
188 Philip Falcone
Philip Falcone
$2.2 B 49 New York, New York hedge funds
166 Julian Robertson
Julian Robertson
$2.4 B 79 New York, New York hedge funds
159 Stanley Druckenmiller
Stanley Druckenmiller
$2.5 B 58 New York, New York hedge funds
150 Daniel Och
Daniel Och
$2.6 B 50 New York, New York hedge funds
130 Joan Tisch
Joan Tisch
$2.8 B 85 New York, New York diversified
128 Donald Trump
Donald Trump
$2.9 B 65 New York, New York television, real estate
114 Stephen Ross
Stephen Ross
$3.1 B 71 New York, New York real estate
107 Leon Black
Leon Black
$3.2 B 60 New York, New York private equity
103 Ronald Lauder
Ronald Lauder
$3.3 B 67 New York, New York Estee Lauder
86 Henry Kravis
Henry Kravis
$3.7 B 67 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
75 Robert Ziff
Robert Ziff
$4.2 B 45 New York, New York investments
75 Daniel Ziff
Daniel Ziff
$4.2 B 39 New York, New York investments
75 Leonard Stern
Leonard Stern
$4.2 B 73 New York, New York real estate
73 Bruce Kovner
Bruce Kovner
$4.3 B 66 New York, New York hedge funds
66 Stephen Schwarzman
Stephen Schwarzman
$4.7 B 64 New York, New York investments
60 Richard LeFrak
Richard LeFrak
$5 B 66 New York, New York real estate
52 Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren
$6.1 B 71 New York, New York Ralph Lauren
48 Leonard Lauder
Leonard Lauder
$6.3 B 78 New York, New York Estee Lauder
43 Samuel Newhouse
Samuel Newhouse
$6.6 B 83 New York, New York Conde Nast
37 Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
$7.4 B 80 New York, New York News Corp
26 Ronald Perelman
Ronald Perelman
$12 B 68 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
25 Carl Icahn
Carl Icahn
$13 B 75 New York, New York leveraged buyouts
17 John Paulson
John Paulson
$15.5 B 55 New York, New York hedge funds
12 Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
$19.5 B 69 New York, New York Bloomberg LP
4 David Koch
David Koch
$25 B 71 New York, New York diversified
150 Charles Dolan
Charles Dolan
$2.6 B 84 Oyster Bay, New York cable television
Rank Name Net Worth Age Residence Source
312 David Gottesman
David Gottesman
$1.4 B 85 Rye, New York investments
55 Ira Rennert
Ira Rennert
$5.9 B 77 Sagaponack, New York investments
331 Kenneth Langone
Kenneth Langone
$1.3 B 76 Sands Point, New York investments
159 David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller
$2.5 B 96 Sleepy Hollow, New York Standard Oil, banking
91 John Sall
John Sall
$3.5 B 63 Cary, North Carolina SAS Institute
38 James Goodnight
James Goodnight
$7.1 B 68 Cary, North Carolina SAS Institute
273 Clemmie Spangler
Clemmie Spangler
$1.6 B 79 Charlotte, North Carolina investments
242 Clayton Mathile
Clayton Mathile
$1.8 B 70 Brookville, Ohio pet food
85 Leslie Wexner
Leslie Wexner
$3.8 B 74 New Albany, Ohio retail
359 Aubrey McClendon
Aubrey McClendon
$1.2 B 52 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma natural gas
81 David Green
David Green
$4 B 69 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Hobby Lobby
36 Harold Hamm
Harold Hamm
$7.5 B 65 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma oil & natural gas
331 Joseph Craft
Joseph Craft
$1.3 B 60 Tulsa, Oklahoma coal
117 Lynn Schusterman
Lynn Schusterman
$3 B 72 Tulsa, Oklahoma oil & gas, investments
31 George Kaiser
George Kaiser
$10 B 69 Tulsa, Oklahoma oil & gas, banking
24 Phil Knight
Phil Knight
$13.1 B 73 Hillsboro, Oregon Nike
188 Mary Alice Dorrance Malone
Mary Alice Dorrance Malone
$2.2 B 61 Coatesville, Pennsylvania Campbell Soup
331 Richard Scaife
Richard Scaife
$1.3 B 79 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania investments
188 Henry Hillman
Henry Hillman
$2.2 B 92 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania investments
375 Jeffrey Lurie
Jeffrey Lurie
$1.1 B 60 Wynnewood, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
293 Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson
$1.5 B 55 Providence, Rhode Island Leveraged buyouts
273 Anita Zucker
Anita Zucker
$1.6 B 59 Charleston, South Carolina chemicals
263 Brad Kelley
Brad Kelley
$1.7 B 54 Franklin, Tennessee tobacco
263 Frederick Smith
Frederick Smith
$1.7 B 67 Memphis, Tennessee FedEx
130 Thomas Frist
Thomas Frist
$2.8 B 73 Nashville, Tennessee health care
117 Martha Ingram
Martha Ingram
$3 B 76 Nashville, Tennessee book distribution, transportation
81 John Paul DeJoria
John Paul DeJoria
$4 B 67 Austin, Texas hair products, tequila
18 Michael Dell
Michael Dell
$15 B 46 Austin, Texas Dell
312 Dan Wilks
Dan Wilks
$1.4 B 55 Cisco, Texas natural gas
312 Farris Wilks
Farris Wilks
$1.4 B 59 Cisco, Texas natural gas
397 Darwin Deason
Darwin Deason
$1.05 B 71 Dallas, Texas Xerox
359 Kenny Troutt
Kenny Troutt
$1.2 B 63 Dallas, Texas Excel Communications
359 Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner
$1.2 B 51 Dallas, Texas online media
312 Ray Davis
Ray Davis
$1.4 B 69 Dallas, Texas pipelines
312 Henry Ross Perot
Henry Ross Perot
$1.4 B 52 Dallas, Texas computer services, real estate
309 T. Boone Pickens
T. Boone Pickens
$1.45 B 83 Dallas, Texas oil & gas, investments
273 Gerald J. Ford
Gerald J. Ford
$1.6 B 67 Dallas, Texas banking
227 Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones
$1.9 B 68 Dallas, Texas Dallas Cowboys
212 Kelcy Warren
Kelcy Warren
$2 B 55 Dallas, Texas Pipelines
171 Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
$2.3 B 53 Dallas, Texas online media
139 Timothy Headington
Timothy Headington
$2.7 B 61 Dallas, Texas oil & gas, investments
91 Henry Ross Perot
Henry Ross Perot
$3.5 B 81 Dallas, Texas computer services, real estate
88 Trevor Rees-Jones
Trevor Rees-Jones
$3.6 B 60 Dallas, Texas Oil & Gas
73 Ray Lee Hunt
Ray Lee Hunt
$4.3 B 68 Dallas, Texas oil, real estate
66 Robert Rowling
Robert Rowling
$4.7 B 57 Dallas, Texas investments
39 Andrew Beal
Andrew Beal
$7 B 58 Dallas, Texas banks, real estate
33 Harold Simmons
Harold Simmons
$9.3 B 80 Dallas, Texas investments
375 William Moncrief
William Moncrief
$1.1 B 91 Fort Worth, Texas oil
293 Edward Bass
Edward Bass
$1.5 B 66 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
227 David Bonderman
David Bonderman
$1.9 B 68 Fort Worth, Texas leveraged buyouts
200 Sid Bass
Sid Bass
$2.1 B 68 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
200 Lee Bass
Lee Bass
$2.1 B 55 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
171 Richard Rainwater
Richard Rainwater
$2.3 B 67 Fort Worth, Texas real estate, energy, insurance
88 Robert Bass
Robert Bass
$3.6 B 63 Fort Worth, Texas oil, investments
10 Alice Walton
Alice Walton
$20.9 B 61 Fort Worth, Texas Wal-Mart
375 Kenneth Adams
Kenneth Adams
$1.1 B 88 Houston, Texas Oil
293 Robert McNair
Robert McNair
$1.5 B 74 Houston, Texas energy, sports
293 Joe Jamail
Joe Jamail
$1.5 B 85 Houston, Texas lawsuits
273 Thomas Friedkin
Thomas Friedkin
$1.6 B 76 Houston, Texas Toyota distribution
96 Scott Duncan
Scott Duncan
$3.4 B 28 Houston, Texas Pipelines
96 Milane Frantz
Milane Frantz
$3.4 B 42 Houston, Texas Pipelines
96 Dannine Avara
Dannine Avara
$3.4 B 47 Houston, Texas pipelines
96 Randa Williams
Randa Williams
$3.4 B 50 Houston, Texas Pipelines
91 John Arnold
John Arnold
$3.5 B 37 Houston, Texas hedge funds
59 Jeffrey Hildebrand
Jeffrey Hildebrand
$5.3 B 52 Houston, Texas Oil
46 Richard Kinder
Richard Kinder
$6.4 B 66 Houston, Texas pipelines
375 James Leininger
James Leininger
$1.1 B 66 San Antonio, Texas medical devices
329 Christopher Goldsbury
Christopher Goldsbury
$1.35 B 68 San Antonio, Texas salsa
312 Billy Joe McCombs
Billy Joe McCombs
$1.4 B 83 San Antonio, Texas radio, oil, real estate
130 Rodney Lewis
Rodney Lewis
$2.8 B 57 San Antonio, Texas natural gas
57 Charles Butt
Charles Butt
$5.7 B 73 San Antonio, Texas supermarkets
260 Drayton McLane
Drayton McLane
$1.75 B 75 Temple, Texas Wal-Mart, logistics
188 George Mitchell
George Mitchell
$2.2 B 92 The Woodlands, Texas oil & gas
166 Randal Kirk
Randal Kirk
$2.4 B 57 Belspring, Virginia pharmaceuticals
331 Steve Case
Steve Case
$1.3 B 53 McLean, Virginia AOL
139 William Conway
William Conway
$2.7 B 62 McLean, Virginia leveraged buyouts
20 Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars
$13.8 B 71 The Plains, Virginia candy
139 Daniel D'Aniello
Daniel D'Aniello
$2.7 B 65 Vienna, Virginia leveraged buyouts
171 Winnie Johnson-Marquart
Winnie Johnson-Marquart
$2.3 B 52 Virginia Beach, Virginia SC Johnson & Sons
273 Craig McCaw
Craig McCaw
$1.6 B 62 Hunts Point, Washington telecom
19 Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
$13.9 B 55 Hunts Point, Washington Microsoft
1 Bill Gates
Bill Gates
$59 B 55 Medina, Washington Microsoft
23 Paul Allen
Paul Allen
$13.2 B 58 Mercer Island, Washington Microsoft, investments
117 James Jannard
James Jannard
$3 B 62 San Juan Islands, Washington sunglasses
331 Howard Schultz
Howard Schultz
$1.3 B 58 Seattle, Washington Starbucks
13 Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
$19.1 B 47 Seattle, Washington Amazon.com
375 Jim Justice
Jim Justice
$1.1 B 60 Lewisburg, West Virginia coal
188 Diane Hendricks
Diane Hendricks
$2.2 B 64 Afton, Wisconsin roofing
331 James Cargill
James Cargill
$1.3 B 62 Birchwood, Wisconsin Cargill Inc.
69 John Menard
John Menard
$4.5 B 71 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Retail
159 Donald Schneider
Donald Schneider
$2.5 B 75 Green Bay, Wisconsin trucking
242 Herbert Kohler
Herbert Kohler
$1.8 B 72 Kohler, Wisconsin plumbing fixtures
171 H. Fisk Johnson
H. Fisk Johnson
$2.3 B 53 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
171 S. Curtis Johnson
S. Curtis Johnson
$2.3 B 56 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
171 Helen Johnson-Leipold
Helen Johnson-Leipold
$2.3 B 54 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson
171 Imogene Powers Johnson
Imogene Powers Johnson
$2.3 B 81 Racine, Wisconsin SC Johnson & Sons
20 Forrest Mars
Forrest Mars
$13.8 B 80 Big Horn, Wyoming candy
20 John Mars
John Mars
$13.8 B 75 Jackson, Wyoming candy, pet food
6 Christy Walton
Christy Walton
$24.5 B 56 Jackson, Wyoming Wal-Mart
242 Leandro Rizzuto
Leandro Rizzuto
$1.8 B 73 Sheridan, Wyoming consumer products
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