Top 10 Richest People in America

Nationality: United States

This 26th year of tracking global wealth was one to remember, with an all-time high . The 2012 Forbes Billionaires List breaks two records: total number of listees (1,226) and combined wealth ($4.6 trillion). This horde surpasses the gross domestic product of Germany, one of only six nations to have fewer billionaires this year.

Here’s the Top 10 Richest People United States as of 2012:

No. 1 Bill Gates

No. 2 Warren Buffett

No. 3 Larry Ellison

No. 4 Christy Walton & family

No. 5 Charles Koch (tie)

No. 5 David Koch (tie)

No. 7 Sheldon Adelson

No. 8 Jim Walton

No. 9 Alice Walton

No. 10 R. Robson Walton

[See full list on Forbes.com]