The 20 Richest People in America

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Who are the richest people in America right now?

America is known as the home to many of the most valuable companies in the world, and thus the wealthiest men in the world. We’ve decide to write an article dedicated to highlighting the richest Americans in the world right now.

But before we continue, can you guess who’s going to appear on this list?


The Richest People in America

We’ve used information from Forbes to put together this list of the richest Americans in 2020, along with their current estimated net worths.

Here are the 20 richest people in America:


20. Elon Musk

Richest Americans - Elon Musk

Net Worth: $22.3 Billion

Elon Musk is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. Musk has citizenships in three different countries: South Africa, Canada, and America.

Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX; as well as co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc, and has founded many other companies. This is one serial entrepreneur.

As of 2020, Elon Musk’s net worth is roughly $22.3 billion dollars, which makes him the 20th richest American as of this year.

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” – Elon Musk


19. John Mars

Net Worth: $23.9 Billion

John Franklyn Mars, KBE is an American businessman. His grandfather founded the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.

As an heir to the Mars fortune, John Mars has gained a net worth of $23.9 billion dollars.


18. Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth: $23.9 Billion

Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress and investor. She’s the brother of John Mars, therefore also an heiress to the Mars fortune.

As of 2020, Jacqueline Mars’ net worth is $23.9 billion, matching her brother John’s net worth.


17. Phil Knight

Richest Americans - Phil Knight

Net Worth: $33.4 Billion

Phil Knight is an American business magnate and philanthropist. Knight is the co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus of Nike, Inc., one of the most popular brands in the world.

As of 2020, Phil Knight’s net worth is roughly $33.4 billion dollars.

“When you see only problems, you’re not seeing clearly.” – Phil Knight


16. Michael Dell

Richest Americans - Michael Dell

Net Worth: $34.3 Billion

Michael Dell is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and author. He founded Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure companies, where he is still CEO today.

As of 2020, Michael Dell’s net worth is roughly $34.3 billion dollars, making him the 16th richest American of all time.

“Each day that you’re moving toward your dreams without compromising who you are, you’re winning.” – Michael Dell


15. Sheldon Adelson

Richest Americans - Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $35.1 Billion

Sheldon Adelson is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.

Adelson founder Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. He currently operates as CEO of the corporation.

As of 2020, Sheldon Adelson’s net worth is estimated at $35.1 billion, which makes him one of the richest American entrepreneurs.

“Why do I need succession planning? I’m very alert, I’m very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.” – Sheldon Adelson


14. Steve Ballmer

Richest Americans - Steve Ballmer

Net Worth: $41.2 Billion

Steve Ballmer gained recognition when he was the CEO of Microsoft. He has since stepped down from the position, and now owns the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.

As of 2020, Steve Ballmer’s net worth is estimated at $41.2 billion, making him the 14th richest person in America.

“Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.” – Steve Ballmer


13. Rob Walton

Net Worth: $44.3 Billion

Samuel Robson Walton is the eldest heir to the Walmart fortune, and served as the chairman of the company up until 2015.

As of 2020, Rob Walton’s net worth is estimated to be $44.3 billion, making him the 13 richest American.


12. Alice Walton

Net Worth: $44.4 Billion

Alice Walton is the sister of Rob Walton, and heiress to the Walmart fortune. She also founded the Llama Company in 1988, but it’s no longer operational.

In 2020, Alice Walton’s net worth is estimated to be $44.4 billion dollars, making her the 12th richest person in America.


11. Jim Walton

Richest Americans - Jim Walton

Net Worth: $44.6 Billion

Jim Walton is the last heir to the Walmart fortune. He remains on the Walmart board of directors, and is also the CEO of his own company, Arvest Bank.

As of 2020, Jim Walton’s net worth is $44.6 billion, placing him at 11th on this list of the richest people in America.


10. Sergey Brin

Richest Americans - Sergey Brin

Net Worth: $49.8 Billion

Sergey Brin co-founded the world’s #1 search engine, ‘Google’, back in 1998, with Larry Page.

As of 2020, Sergey Brin’s net worth is just under $50 billion, making him one of the richest Americans in the world.

“You always hear the phrase, money doesn’t buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it’s not really true. I got a new car because the old one’s lease expired.” – Sergey Brin


9. David Koch

Richest Americans - David Koch

Net Worth: $50.5 Billion

David Koch serves as the Executive Vice President of Koch Industries. David and his brother Charles both own a 42% stake in the conglomerate.

Koch appears 9th on this list of the richest people in America, with a net worth of $50.5 billion.


8. Charles Koch

Richest Americans - Charles Koch

Net Worth: $50.5 Billion

Charles Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, and the brother of David Koch.

Koch is the co-owner and CEO of Koch industries. Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.

Koch made this year’s list of the richest Americans in 8th place, with a rough net worth of $50.5 billion!


7. Larry Page

Richest Americans - Larry Page

Net Worth: $50.8 Billion

Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, which was founded with his friend Sergey Brin.

Google has become one of the most successful companies in the world, and they’ve gone on to acquire many other companies, including YouTube. Google’s success has made Larry Page one of the richest people in America.

As of 2020, Larry Page’s net worth is $50.8 billion dollars.

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page


6. Michael Bloomberg

Richest Americans - Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $55.5 Billion

Michael Bloomberg is an American entrepreneur and politician. Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P, the financial data and media company.

As of 2020, Michael Bloomberg’s net worth is roughly $55.5 billion, which makes him the 6th richest person in America.

“This is the city of dreamers and time and again it’s the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.” – Michael Bloomberg


5. Mark Zuckerberg

Richest Americans - Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $62.3 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook, the most popular, and most valuable social media company ever created.

Although there have been some struggles recently in Zuckerberg’s quest to master his vision for the social networking company; he is still one of the richest men in America.

Mark Zuckerberg is now the 5th richest American, with an estimated net worth of $62.3 billion.

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” – Mark Zuckerberg


4. Larry Ellison

Richest Americans - Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $62.5 Billion

Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the Oracle Corporation, and he was also the company’s CEO until September 2014. Over the years, Oracle has become an incredibly successful tech company, now being 39 years old and employing over 136,000 people.

Larry Ellison is 4th on this list of the richest people in America, with an estimated net worth of $62.5 billion.

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.” – Larry Ellison


3. Warren Buffett

Richest Americans - Warren Buffett

Net Worth: $82.5 Billion

Warren Buffett is an American entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is the most successful investor worldwide, and millions of other traders look up to him because of his success.

Warren Buffett is the 4th richest man in the world, and the 3rd richest American. However, you’ve never know he was one of the world’s richest if you were just meeting him for the first time. Buffett is as humble as they come.

“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett


2. Bill Gates

Richest Americans - Bill Gates

Net Worth: $96.5 Billion

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, and was the richest man in the world for several years running. Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, and has since become the largest PC software company worldwide.

As of 2020, Bill Gates’ net worth is roughly $96.5 billion, making him the 2nd richest American.

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates


1. Jeff Bezos

Richest Americans - Jeff Bezos

Net Worth: $136 Billion

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the biggest and most popular companies on the web. Amazon started as a simple online bookstore in Jeff’s bedroom, and the initial sales were slow.

In 2020, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, after adding a whopping $40 billion to his net worth last year! Amazon is making major moves, after recently acquiring wholefoods, launching drone shipping and a bunch of other strong ideas.

Jeff Bezos is both the richest man in America, and the richest man in the world.

“There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.” – Jeff Bezos



Here’s a quick recap of the 20 richest people in America in 2020:

  1. Jeff Bezos
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Warren Buffett
  4. Larry Ellison
  5. Mark Zuckerberg
  6. Michael Bloomberg
  7. Larry Page
  8. Charles Koch
  9. David Koch
  10. Sergey Brin
  11. Jim Walton
  12. Alice Walton
  13. Rob Walton
  14. Steve Ballmer
  15. Sheldon Adelson
  16. Michael Dell
  17. Phil Knight
  18. Jacqueline Mars
  19. John Mars
  20. Elon Musk

If you liked this article, you might want to check out our list of the richest people worldwide!

How many of these people did you think were going to appear on this list of the richest americans? Leave a comment below.

Dan Western
Dan Western
Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance, and investment for the last 7 years. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing wealth infotainment sites in the world; with over 300 million views worldwide. Dan doesn't use personal social media anymore, so you won't be able to find him on Instagram, or Twitter.



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