As many Americans are struggling to simply find a job in this economy, others are having in issues at all working and bringing home billions of dollars every year. While I am super jealous of everyone on this list, props to them for being that successful. This is a list of the Richest People In America 2012.
Bill Gates - $66 billion
Microsoft has done good to Bill Gates. He is the former chief executive and current chairman at Microsoft and tops the list after taking in $66 billion this past year!
Warren Buffett - $46 billion
This man knows how to invest his money, that is for sure. Warren Buffett took home $46 billion this past year from being the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO at Berkshire Hathaway.
Larry Ellison - $41 billion
Photo: WENNComputers are the way to go, as Larry Ellison makes the list as the co-founder and chief executive at Oracle Corporation, which is one of the world's leading software companies.
Charles Koch - $31 billion
David Koch - $31 billion
Photo: WENNDavid serves as the Executive Vice President at Koch Industries, but him and his brother both own 42% each of the company, so both took home $31 billion last year.
Christy Walton & Family - $27.9 billion
Jim Walton - $26.8 billion
Alice Walton - $26.3 billion
S. Robson Walton - $26.1 billion
Michael Bloomberg - $25 billion
Photo: WENNBloomberg serves as the current mayor of NYC and has been busy lately dealing with Hurricane Sandy, but he is the founder of Bloomberg L.P. and now owns 88 percent of the company, which is quite a good chunk of change!
Jeff Bezos - $23.2 billion
Sheldon Adelson - $20.5 billion
Photo: WENNA rich man thanks to some hotel and convention centers. Sheldon Adelson is the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, so I guess he is feeling lucky.