(NEW YORK) -- Forbes has released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, worth an estimated combined $1.53 trillion.
Their total combined wealth is up 12 percent from last year. Perhaps more notable is that 70 percent of the individuals on the list are self-starters, which marks an increase of 55 percent since 1997.
In addition, a group of younger entrepreneurs are also making their way up the list. Topping the ranks of younger entrepreneurs is Facebook’s 27-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, coming in at 14th place, with $10.6 billion, ahead of Google rivals Sergey Brin and Larry Page with $1.7 billion, tied at 15th.
Dustin Moskovitz, Zuckerberg’s former roommate, is the youngest billionaire to make the list.
Here’s a look of the top ten wealthiest Americans:
1. Bill Gates, $59 billion
2. Warren Buffett, $39 billion
3. Larry Ellison, $33 billion
4. Charles Koch, $25 billion
5. David Koch, $25 billion
6. Christy Walton, $24.5 billion
7. Jim C. Walton $21.1 billion
8. Alice Walton $20.9 billion
9. George Soros $22 billion
10. Sheldon Adelson, $21.5 billion
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