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Ten wealthiest Americans: Bill gates occupies top spot for 21 years running

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates is, once again, the wealthiest person in America as Forbes magazine releases its annual Forbes 400 list.

The philantropist’s net worth is a jaw-dropping $81 billion (N12.96 tr), making him the wealthiest American for the 21st year in a row. In second place is his friend and savvy investor, Warren Buffet, who has a net worth of $67 billion (N10.72 tr).

Others in the top ten include: Larry Ellison – $50 B (3rd), Charles Koch – $42 B (joint 4th), David Koch – $42 B (joint 4th), Christy Walton & family – $38 B (6th), Jim Walton – $36 B (7th), Michael Bloomberg – $35 B (8th), Alice Walton – $34.9 B (9th) and S. Robson Walton – $34.8 B (10th).

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