Monday, March 28, 2011

US Billionaires: By The Numbers

Miscellaneous US Billionaire information

Cities with the most billionaires:
New York City, 58
Los Angeles, 18
Dallas, 17
San Franciso, 17
Chicago, 12
Houston, 11
Fort Worth, 8
Greenwich, 8
Palm Beach, 8
Palo Alto, 8

Top Ten US Billionaires

Bill Gates
Worth: $56 Billion
Source: Microsoft
City: Medina, Washington

Warren Buffett
Worth: $50 Billion
Source: Berkshire Hathaway
City: Omaha, Nebraska

Larry Ellison
Worth: $39.5 Billion
Source: Oracle
City: Woodside, California

Christy Walton
Worth: $26.5 Billion
Source: Wal-Mart
City: Jackson, Wyoming

Sheldon Adelson
Worth: $23.3 Billion
Source: Casinos
City: Las Vegas, Nevada

Charles Koch
Worth: $22 Billion
Source: Diversified
City: Wichita, Kansas

David Koch
Worth: $22 Billion
Source: Diversified
City: New York, New York

Jim Walton
Worth: $21.3 Billion
Source: Wal-Mart
City: Bentonville, Arkansas

Alice Walton
Worth: $21.2 Billion
Source: Wal-Mart
City: Fort Worth, Texas

S. Robson Walton
Worth: $21 Billion
Source: Wal-Mart
City: Bentonville, Arkansas

Where Is The Money From?
Of the 413 US Billionaires, 285 are self-made, while 77 inherited their wealth.
Self-Made, 69%
Inherited, 19%
Both, 12%



  1. Didn't know that there are so many Walton's in the top 10.

  2. Why isn't my name on this list :[

  3. wow thats the real money .. :O

  4. well im surprised new york has that many most rich people than here in Los angeles. This article reminds me of how poor i am haha. time to go scratch some lotto tickets!

  5. 58 billionaires in New York? The GDP of New York is only slightly above $1 billion. Obviously there's a lot of people at the other end of the spectrum too...

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