Wednesday, October 05, 2005

25 richest Americans




25 richest Americans


by net worth
($ millions)


from The 400 Richest Americans

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2005/
Worth_1.html



1 Gates, William Henry III
51,000
age: 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

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 Johnson, Abigail
12,500
43
Boston, MA
Fidelity

12 Chambers, Anne Cox
12,500
85
Atlanta, GA
Cox Enterprises

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, Jacqueline
10,000
66
Bedminster, NJ
Candy

19 Mars, John Franklyn
10,000
69
Arlington, VA
Candy

19 Mars, Forrest Edward Jr
10,000
74
McLean, 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


Notice what material entity or activity brought the fortunes to the richies. Why is Candy so prominent? A communist cannot eat a candybar.

Read all 400 names and search all the interesting categories, at the Forbes.com site.

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[signed] steven streight aka vaspers the grate

:*)