1. WEALTH

    Bill Gates Is Richest American, Still

    SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 07:  Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 7, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The conference has been hosted annually by the investment firm Allen & Company each July since 1983 and is typically attended by many of the world's most powerful media executives.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    With a net worth of $59 billion, Bill Gates is the richest American for the 18th year in a row, according to the Forbes 400. He’s followed by a pair of familiar faces at the top of the list: Warren Buffett and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch are tied at No. 4 with a net worth of $25 billion each, while liberal billionaire George Soros ranks No. 7 with a net worth of $22 billion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, ranks at $17.5 billion, one ahead of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

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