Rich People in USA


In the USA there are a lot of rich people. In a sense, it can be said that the USA is a country box of rich people and entrepreneurs. The USA people got this success from the IT and industrial sectors because all the giant rich men came from these two sectors. To be a rich man is a kind of practice and USA people know it well in the meantime it’s really praiseworthy. Now we are going to describe the top 10 rich people in the USA as follows:


1. Bill Gates:

William Henry "Bill" Gates is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor, and philanthropist. Bill Gates is the founder of the world's largest software company Microsoft and he is the largest shareholder of this company. He dropped out of Harvard University to start his first company along with his friend Paul Allen and this led to the birth of Microsoft Corporation Beside Microsoft he is also involved with other occupations: he is Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO of Cascade Investment and Chairman of Corbis.


Info:

Born: October 28, 1955

Age: 58

Residence: Medina, WA, US

Country of Citizenship: United States

Net Worth: US$ 76.8 billion

Source of Wealth: Microsoft, self-made

Spouse: Melinda Gates

Children: Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe

Parents: William H. Gates, Sr.

Mary Maxwell Gates


Awards:

Silver Buffalo Award, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Bower Award for Business Leadership, Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment New Media


Inspiring Quotes by Bill Gates:

  • Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
  • If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
  • Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
  • Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
  • I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
  • People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
  • The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.


2.Warren Buffett:

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist


Info:

Born: August 30, 1930

Age: 83

Net Worth: US$ 58.5 billion

Source of Wealth: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made

Residence: Omaha, NE

Country of Citizenship: United States

Spouse: Astrid Menks

Children: Howard Graham Buffett, Peter Buffett, Susan Alice Buffett

Education: Columbia Business School (1950–1951), University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1950–1950), Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1947–1949), Woodrow Wilson High School (1947), Rose Hill Elementary School


Inspiring Quotes by Buffett:

  • It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
  • Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
  • Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
  • The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.
  • I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
  • The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. To a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
  • A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
  • If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

3.Larry Ellison:

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American businessman, best known as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company.


Info:

Born: August 17, 1944

Age: 69

Residence: Woodside, CA

Country of Citizenship: United States

Net worth: $41 B

Source of Wealth: Oracle, self-made

Children: Megan Ellison, David Ellison

Spouse: Melanie Craft (m. 2003–2010), Barbara Boothe (m. 1983–1986), Nancy Wheeler Jenkins (m. 1977–1978), Adda Quinn (m. 1967–1974)

Education: University of Chicago (1964–1966), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1962–1964), South Shore High School


Inspiring Quotes by Larry Ellison:

  • A corporation's primary goal is to make money. The government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
  • Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence.
  • I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
  • When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
  • Our goal is very simply to become a desktop for e-businesses.
  • I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, 'We're going to do ERP on the Internet, software-as-a-service.' Six months later Marc Benioff, finding out what NetSuite was doing, kind of copied it.
  • We think a modern cloud lets you decide when you want to upgrade. We don't decide for you.

4.Charles Koch:

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries.

 

Info:

Born: November 1, 1935

Age: 78

CEO: Koch Industries

Net Worth: $36 B

Source of Wealth: Diversified, inherited and growing

Residence: Wichita, KS

Country of Citizenship: United States

Books: The Science of Success: How Market Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company

Children: Chase Koch, Elizabeth Koch

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1960), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1958), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1957)


Inspiring Quotes by Charles Koch:

  • The easy way to make money is to get special political privileges. From the beginning of time, the business has cozied up to the government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff.
  • I believe my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington.
  • The role of business is to provide products and services that make people's lives better - while using fewer resources - and to act lawfully and with integrity.
  • I studied what principles under-laid peace and prosperity and concluded the only way to achieve societal well-being was through a system of economic freedom.
  • Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers.

5.David H. Koch:

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer


Info:

Born: May 3, 1940

Age: 73

Net Worth: $36 B

Source of Wealth: Diversified, inherited and growing

Residence: Manhattan, New York, USA

Citizenship: United States

Education: M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Spouse: Julia M. Flesher Koch

Children: David Koch Jr., Mary Julia Koch, John Mark Koch

Awards: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters - Cambridge College;

Corporate Citizens Award - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Inspiring Quotes by David H. Koch:

  • I think to balance the budget, probably every federal department has to take cuts in my opinion.
  • 'The Nutcracker' is the ballet that keeps on giving.
  • The only dancing I did was at the discotheques. I was a very good disco dancer. I say that I learned disco dancing in the wrong places.
  • When I was a bachelor with a different girl on my arm every week, people didn't think I was quite legitimate.
  • You know, once you've stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.
  • The way I look at it is, cancer research is absolutely nonpartisan. Cancer is very democratic in the sense that it attacks people regardless of their race, their gender, their national background, or their political persuasions.

6.Christy Walton:

Christy Ruth Walton is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. After John's death in June 2005, she inherited his fortune of US$18.2 billion. She is the world's richest woman in the world.


Info:

Born 1955

Age: 59

Net Worth: $35.4 B

Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, inherited

Residence: Jackson, Wyoming

Citizenship: United States

Spouse: John T. Walton (deceased)

Children: Lukas (son)


7.Jim Walton:

Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the founder of the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart. On the 2013 Forbes list of world billionaires, Jim Walton is ranked at #14 with a net worth of $26.7 billion.


Info:

Born: June 7, 1948

Age: 65

Net Worth: $33.8 B

Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, inherited

Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas

Country of Citizenship: United States

Education: Marketing Degree from University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1971

Spouse: Lynne McNabb Walton


8.Alice Walton:

Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim Walton.


Info:

Born: October 7, 1949

Age: 64

Net Worth $33.5 B

Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, inherited

Residence: Millsap, Texas

Country of Citizenship: United States

Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Trinity University


Inspiring Quotes by Alice Walton:

  • I know the price of lettuce. You need to understand price and value. You buy the best lettuce you can at the best price you can.
  • One of the great responsibilities that I have is to manage my assets wisely so that they create value.
  • There is a lot that horses and art share in common. I have found that most horse people are art lovers and vice versa.
  • I think it is more of an intuitive, circular kind of personality, for starters. And, as I say of horses, the secret to breeding great horses is the three B's: bones, brains, and balance. If you look at art, it shares some of the same qualities.

9.S. Robson Walton:

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the company. In October 2012, Walton was listed as the 11th richest person in the world


Info:

Born: October 28, 1944

Age: 69

Net Worth: $33.3 B

Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart, inherited

Education: Columbia Law School (1969), University of Arkansas (1966), Columbia University, The College of Wooster

Residence: Bentonville, AR

Citizenship: United States

Spouse: Melani Lowman-Walton (m. 2005), Carolyn Funk (2000)

Children: 3


Inspiring Quotes by Robson Walton:

  • Everything I've done is an old Marvel comic in its own way.
  • First of all: no one in their right mind would sign an exclusive contract.
  • I went to Vortex and Vortex is a whole 'another story.
  • My wife is wonderful. She's one of the people who has changed my life around... or has allowed ME to change my life around.
  • It's wherever business rules, business is going to get the politicians they want because they control the money and money controls the power.
  • The violence in society, I'm afraid, is perpetrated by the people at the top.
  • Marvel has put out good products. DC has put out a good product. Even Image has put out a good product, as far as I'm concerned... although it's few and far between. But it's not getting recognized, no matter who's doing it.

10.Michael Bloomberg:

Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001.


Info:

Born: February 14, 1942

Age: 71

Net Worth: $31 B

Source of Wealth: Bloomberg LP, self-made

Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Johns Hopkins University; Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Residence: New York, NY

Citizenship: United States

Spouse: Susan Brown (1975–1993)

Children: Emma (1979), Georgina (1983)


Inspiring Quotes by Michael Bloomberg:

  • The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But we live in a complex world where you're going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.
  • We would betray our values and play into our enemies' hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that.
  • When you come into court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.
  • And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you.
  • I know how to make decisions and stand up to the criticism every day.


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