It’s that time of the year again. You know, the time when Forbes releases a list that intrigues and angers you all at once.

Four hundred is a lot of names to look through, that’s why the MyBankTracker.com team decided to bring you some highlights as well as a comparison to last years figures.

NameNet Worth (2011)Net Worth (2010)IndustryRank
Bill Gates$59 Billion$54 BillionMicrosoft1
Warren Buffet$39 Billion$45 BillionBerkshire Hathaway2
Larry Ellison$33 Billion$27 BillionOracle3
Charles Koch$25 Billion$21.5 BillionManufacturing, energy4 (+1)
David Koch$25 Billion$21.5 BillionManufacturing, energy4 (+1)
Christy Walton$24.5 Billion$24 BillionWal-Mart6 (-2)
George Soros$22 Billion$14.2 BillionHedge Funds7 (+7)
Sheldon Adelson$21.5 Billion$14.7 BillionCasinos8 (+4)
Jim Walton$21.1 Billion$20.1 BillionWal-Mart9 (-2)
Alice Walton$20.9 Billion$20 BillionWal-Mart10 (-2)
 
As you can see from the table above there were quite a few changes to the list from last year. With S. Robson Walton and Michael Bloomberg being bumped off the list as hedge fund owner, George Soros and casino owner, Sheldon Adelson made their way into the top ten.

Everyone in the Walton family experienced a drop of two spots, while the Koch brothers went up a spot. Warren Buffet was the only person in the top ten to see a decrease in net worth which added up to a total of $6 billion.
 

NameNet Worth (2011)Net Worth (2010)IndustryRankNameAgeNet WorthIndustryRank
Bill Gates$59 Billion$54 BillionMicrosoft1Mark Zuckerberg27$17.5 BillionFacebook14
Warren Buffet$39 Billion$45 BillionBerkshire Hathaway2Dustin Moskovitz27$3.5 BillionFacebook91
Larry Ellison$33 Billion$27 BillionOracle3Scott Duncan28$3.4 BillionPipelines96
Charles Koch$25 Billion$21.5 BillionManufacturing, energy4 (+1)Eduardo Saverin29$2 BillionFacebook212
David Koch$25 Billion$21.5 BillionManufacturing, energy4 (+1)Kirk Kerkorian94$3 BillionCasino, investments117
Christy Walton$24.5 Billion$24 BillionWal-Mart6 (-2)David Rockerfeller96$2.5 BillionStandard Oil, banking159
George Soros$22 Billion$14.2 BillionHedge Funds7 (+7)Henry Hillman92$2.2 BillionInvestments188
Sheldon Adelson$21.5 Billion$14.7 BillionCasinos8 (+4)Albert Ueltschi94$1.7 BillionFlightSafety263
Jim Walton$21.1 Billion$20.1 BillionWal-Mart9 (-2)
Alice Walton$20.9 Billion$20 BillionWal-Mart10 (-2)

This list basically stayed the same with Facebook youngsters dominating their age group. In fact, Mark Zuckerburg was launched into the top 20 with his $10.6 billion dollar increase to his net worth. Zuckerberg now enjoys the 14 spot on the richest Americans list, a 21 spot jump. Henry Hillman is a new face to the list coming in at spot 188 with $2.2 Billion.

Note: George Mitchell was tied with Hillman in age and net worth but was left off this list.

5 States With the Most Billionaires

5. Illinois: Illinois is brand new to this list this year with a total of 18 billionaires, beating our Connecticut for the number 5 spot. Illinois’ most notable billionaire is Oprah Winfrey with a net worth of $2.7 billion.

4. Florida: Florida gained two more billionaires bringing the state total to 28. The state secured the number 4 ranking a second year in a row and is popular (no surprise) with the older billionaires on the list.

3. Texas: Texas is at number three once again with 46 Billionaires, just one more than last year.

2. New York: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. This particularly rings true for the 64 billionaires currently residing in the state. This number decreased by one from last year.

1. California: A 4 person jump makes California the number one state with 88 billionaires.

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