10 richest people in America

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<b>7. Jim Walton, Bentonville, Ark., $26.8 billion</b>

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The net worth of the richest Americans grew by 13 percent in the past year to $1.7 trillion, according to Forbes magazine. The average net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans rose to a record $4.2 billion, up more than 10 percent from a year ago. Seven in ten of the list's members made their fortunes from scratch.

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