United States of America is the global giant nation with high economic power and a steady economic rise than any other country continent. Basically we can say the U.S is the world wealthiest nation due to the fact that it wasn’t hurt economically during World War II, lots of natural resources, California Gold, democracy, hardworking human resource, quality of education and many other factors. It is not a wonder the world’s wealthiest people reside in the world’s top economic super power nation. Here is a list of the top 10 richest Americans 2017.
List of Top 10 Richest American in 2017
10. Sergey Brin
The man at the age of 43 and a graduate of masters of Science at Stanford University with a bachelor of arts is net worth $ 37.5 billion. He is a scientist, an internet entrepreneur and a good humanitarian. He is one of the men who co –founded Google the search engine giant and today he is the president of Alphabet Inc. a company that is still associated with google. Most of his wealth has been acquired through Google and other investments such as Airship ventures, space adventures, offshore wind power development, Tesla motors among many others.
9. Larry Page
With a wealth that amounts to net worth $38.5 billion at only the age of 43, Larry Page has become one of the richest man alive and features in the list of top billionaires. Together with Sergey Brin they co-founded Google back in 1998 at Stanford University when they were pursuing their masters of Science academic degree. Today page is the chief executive officer of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. Most of his wealth is from Google just as Brin and other investments such as Tesla motors, geothermal energy and others.
8. David Koch
David Koch is worth $42 billion as of today at the age of 76. He has a bachelor’s of arts from Massachusetts institute of technology and a masters in the field and same institution. He is the vice president of Koch industries which is the second largest in terms of financial power in the whole of United States and together with his brother Charles Koch they both are the controllers of Koch industries. He is also a renowned philanthropist who has spent billions of dollars to charity.
7. Charles Koch
Charles Koch is the brother to David Koch and he as well is among the richest American with net worth $42 billion. Charles is a graduate of bachelor and a masters of Arts science degrees from Massachusetts institute of technology. As a co-owner and the chairman of Koch industries Inc., a company which himself and the brother have 42% stake and that makes sales of more than 100 billion dollars the man is really rich. He also has investments in refineries, chemical technology, fertilizer, pipelines and other consumer goods.
6. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is worth $ 45 billion as of today. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard business school majoring in Bachelor of Arts and masters of business administration respectively. His wealth can be attributed from multibillion dollar data firm that he owns. He is also one of world’s iconic philanthropist who has donated more than $2 billion to more than 100 charities on humanitarian assistance category, climate change, education, social change among other great causes. He was a former mayor on New York City and a presidential hopeful before he dropped from the American election in 2016.
5. Larry Ellison
Larry is one amongst the Top 10 Richest American 2017. Larry Ellison is a man who can give hope to those who haven’t made it in university since he is a drop out of the university of Chicago and Illinois. Today irrespective of that still has made it in the list of top 10 richest men in America and he is net worth $ 49.3 billion at the age of 72 years. He is the founder of Oracle which even today is the CEO. He was once the highest paid executive in the US and most of his fortune is due to Oracle Company. Larry also has stake at the NetSuite web business software which amounts to more than half a billion, land property investments in Malibu calif. It’s also said that Netsuite software firm will be acquired by Larry Ellison Oracle Company for close to $10 billion.
4. Mark Zuckerberg
At only 32 years old Mark Zuckerberg is net worth $55.5 billion. He is the cofounder, chairman and CEO of Facebook the largest social network on the planet. At only 19 years in 2004 Zuckerberg founded Facebook even though he dropped out of Harvard University. Today he runs a social network with more than a billion subscribers which a share will cost you $50 and much of his wealth is from what Facebook makes in social advertisement revenue and mobile ads sales.
3. Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet aged at 86 and a graduate of master’s degree in science from Columbia University is net worth $ 65.5 billion making him the third richest person. Unlike his counterparts billions who have acquired their wealth through oil business, Retail Empire, technology he has made a name of himself through investing in companies that he projected someday they will grow and certainly it paid off. Some of the companies he has got stake are Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola American express and many other more companies. He is also a humanitarian philanthropists who has dedicated his wealth to charity.
2. Jeff Bezos
The second richest man on the planet is worth $ 67 billion and he is a graduate of Princeton University. He is the ceo, president and chairperson of the most known and biggest e-commerce site amazon.com. the multinational e-commerce site was founded through an idea of selling books online but today the site sells dvds, cds, software’s, clothes, furniture, electronics, food , toys and nearly all consumer products. His wealth came from selling his shares in blue origin aerospace company and other investments. Today amazon has been named as one of the fastest growing companies as it was the first company to make 100 billion in annual sales 2017.
1. Bill gates
With a net worth of $81 billion Bill Gates has topped the list of top 10 richest Americans in the world 2017. He is a business man, an author, computer programmer, an investor and a philanthropist as well. Much of his wealth came from Microsoft a company he co-founded with Paul Alle. Today the company is a global giant tech software company that nearly every person uses one of its product on earth from smartphones, search engine to software’s. with all that wealth bill gates has decided to share his wealth by establishing the biggest donor foundation on the planet dealing with Aids, famine, Environmental degradation, polio, malaria, education and many worthy causes.
From the above list it’s evident that no matter your level of education all you need to succeed is determination, hard work and smart investing of your little saving. These individuals in this list are the richest Americans 2017 alive.