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Wealth In America - What A Country!!!

From Forbes.com comes the annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Although inheriting your wealth is still a great way to become wealthy (see Walton family), America is still the land of opportunity for enteprenuers in every walk of life. Amazingly, you have to almost be a billionaire to make the list. The cutoff was $900 million, with seventeen people tied for that honor. If you are not even a millionaire yet, you better get busy if you hope to ever make the list. Here are the top 50 on the Forbes list of:

THE 400 RICHEST AMERICANS

RANK - NAME - NET WORTH ($MILLIONS) - AGE - RESIDENCE - SOURCE OF WEALTH
1 - Gates, William Henry III - 51,000 - 49 - Medina, WA - Microsoft
2 - Buffett, Warren Edward - 40,000 - 75 - Omaha, NE - Berkshire Hathaway
3 - Allen, Paul Gardner - 22,500 - 52 - Seattle, WA - Microsoft, investments
4 - Dell, Michael - 18,000 - 40 - Austin, TX - Dell Computers
5 - Ellison, Lawrence Joseph - 17,000 - 61 - Silicon Valley, CA - Oracle
6 - Walton, Christy - 15,700 - 50 - Jackson, WY - Wal-Mart inheritance
6 - Walton, Jim C - 15,700 - 57 - Bentonville, AR - Wal-Mart
8 - Walton, S Robson - 15,600 - 61 - Bentonville, AR - Wal-Mart
9 - Walton, Alice L - 15,500 - 56 - Fort Worth, TX - Wal-Mart
10 - Walton, Helen R - 15,400 - 86 - Bentonville, AR - Wal-Mart
11 - Ballmer, Steven Anthony - 14,000 - 49 - Redmond, WA - Microsoft
12 - Anthony, Barbara Cox - 12,500 - 82 - Honolulu, HI - Cox Enterprises
12 - Chambers, Anne Cox - 12,500 - 85 - Atlanta, GA - Cox Enterprises
12 - Johnson, Abigail - 12,500 - 43 - Boston, MA - Fidelity
15 - Adelson, Sheldon - 11,500 - 72 - Las Vegas, NV - Casinos, hotels
16 - Brin, Sergey - 11,000 - 32 - San Francisco, CA - Google
16 - Page, Larry E - 11,000 - 32 - San Francisco, CA - Google
18 - Omidyar, Pierre M - 10,200 - 38 - Henderson, NV - Ebay
19 - Kerkorian, Kirk - 10,000 - 88 - Los Angeles, CA - Investments, casinos
19 - Mars, Forrest Edward Jr - 10,000 - 74 - McLean, VA - Candy
19 - Mars, Jacqueline - 10,000 - 66 - Bedminster, NJ - Candy
19 - Mars, John Franklyn - 10,000 - 69 - Arlington, VA - Candy
23 - Kluge, John Werner - 9,000 - 91 - Palm Beach, FL - Metromedia
24 - Icahn, Carl - 8,500 - 69 - New York, NY - Leveraged buyouts
25 - Redstone, Sumner M - 8,400 - 82 - Beverly Hills, CA - Viacom
26 - Newhouse, Donald Edward - 7,500 - 75 - Somerset County, NJ - Publishing
26 - Newhouse, Samuel Irving Jr - 7,500 - 77 - New York, NY - Publishing
28 - Anschutz, Philip F - 7,200 - 65 - Denver, CO - Investments
28 - Soros, George - 7,200 - 75 - New York, NY - Hedge funds
30 - Ergen, Charles - 7,100 - 52 - Denver, CO - EchoStar
31 - Knight, Philip H - 6,900 - 67 - Beaverton, OR - Nike
32 - Murdoch, Keith Rupert - 6,700 - 74 - New York, NY - News Corp
33 - Johnson, Edward Crosby III - 6,500 - 75 - Boston, MA - Fidelity
34 - Duncan, Dan L - 6,000 - 72 - Houston, TX - Energy
34 - Perelman, Ronald Owen - 6,000 - 62 - New York, NY - Leveraged buyouts
34 - Taylor, Jack Crawford - 6,000 - 83 - St Louis, MO - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
37 - Arison, Micky - 5,800 - 56 - Bal Harbour, FL - Carnival Cruises
38 - Bren, Donald L - 5,700 - 73 - Newport Beach, CA - Real estate
39 - Broad, Eli - 5,500 - 72 - Los Angeles, CA - Investments
40 - Bloomberg, Michael Rubens - 5,100 - 63 - New York, NY - Bloomberg L.P.
41 - Menard, John R Jr - 5,000 - 65 - Eau Claire, WI - Home improvement stores
42 - Bezos, Jeffrey P - 4,800 - 41 - Seattle, WA - Amazon
42 - Rowling, Robert - 4,800 - 52 - Dallas, TX - Oil & gas, hotels, investments
44 - Moore, Gordon Earle - 4,600 76 Woodside, CA - Intel
45 - Geffen, David - 4,500 - 62 - Malibu, CA - DreamWorks
45 - Kaiser, George B - 4,500 - 63 - Tulsa, OK - Oil & gas, banking, real estate
45 - Koch, Charles De Ganahl - 4,500 69 Wichita, KS - Oil, commodities
45 - Koch, David Hamilton - 4,500 - 65 - Wichita, KS - Oil, commodities
49 - Warner, H Ty - 4,400 - 61 - Chicago, IL - Beanie Babies
50 - Perot, Henry Ross - 4,200 - 75 - Dallas, TX - Computer services, real estate

and here are the also rans from Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans:

375 - Sillerman, Robert FX - 975 - 57 - New York, NY - Entertainment
377 - Stewart, Martha - 970 - 64 - Bedford, NY - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
378 - Bisciotti, Stephen J - 960 - 45 - Severna Park, MD - Outsourcing, football
379 - Pasculano, Lynne & family - 950 - 64 - New York, NY - Auto parts, candy
379 - Watkins, Edward G III - 950 - 69 - Concord, MA - Security systems
381 - Burrell, Gary L - 940 - 68 - Stilwell, KS - Navigation equipment
382 - McCaw, Bruce R - 925 - 58 - Seattle, WA - McCaw Cellular
382 - Rizzuto, Leandro P - 925 - 67 - Sheridan, WY - Conair
384 - Anselmo, Mary - 900 - 76 - Greenwich, CT - PanAmSat
384 - Bowes, William - 900 - 79 - San Francisco, CA - Venture capital
384 - Case, Stephen M - 900 - 47 - McLean, VA - AOL
384 - Cathy, S Truett - 900 - 84 - Atlanta, GA - Chick-fil-A
384 - Cayne, James - 900 - 71 - New York, NY - Bear Stearns
384 - Connell, Grover - 900 - 87 - Westfield, NJ - Real estate, heavy equipment
384 - Forstmann, Theodore - 900 - 65 - New York, NY - Leveraged buyouts
384 - Gilbert, Daniel - 900 - 43 - Livonia, MI - Quicken Loans
384 - Glazer, Guilford - 900 - 84 - Beverly Hills, CA - Shopping malls
384 - Magness, Gary - 900 - 51 - Denver, CO - Inheritance
384 - Mandelbaum, David & family - 900 - 69 - Livingston, NJ - Real estate
384 - Mansueto, Joseph D - 900 - 49 - Chicago, IL - Morningstar
384 - McCaw, John Elroy Jr - 900 - 54 - Seattle, WA - McCaw Cellular
384 - Oates, Marvin L "Buzz" - 900 - 82 - Sacramento, CA - Real estate
384 - Osher, Bernard A - 900 - 78 - San Francisco, CA - Banking, investments
384 - Robertson, Julian H Jr - 900 - 73 - New York, NY - Money management, wine
384 - Shorenstein, Walter Herbert - 900 - 90 - San Francisco, CA - Real estate

Posted by Rick | January 18, 2006 05:00 PM

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