The world Forbes list is out and it is no shock that some richest people in America have retained their spots as the richest men in America while some ranked higher than what they ranked the previous years. There is no that richest people in the U.S. just keep getting richer making it even harder than ever to join the ranks of the 25 wealthiest Americans. The top 25 are dominated by familiar faces, as well as the Walton family. Christy Walton, Jim Walton, Alice Walton, and S. Robson Walton all made it into the top 25 with their Wal-Mart billions. Note that Forbes has certain amount called price of entry to score a spot on the rich list. So people who the bar seems so high to didn’t make the cut. Glance below to see the 25 American billionaires, how they did—and find out the sources of their wealth, the variety of business genius that made them rich in the first place, and the investments that keep them on top.

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25. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth: $19.5 Billion

Industry: Apple, Disney


Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of late Steve Jobs. She is the founder and Chair of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice, and environmental conservation. She is also co-founder and President of the Board of College Track, a nonprofit college completion program. She is making a name for herself as a political and social influencer.

24. Charles Ergen

Net Worth: $20.1 Billion

Industry: Dish Network


Charles Ergen co-founded Dish Network and EchoStar Communications Corporation. He is the current Chairman of the Board, former President and CEO of the firm he co-founded. He stepped down as CEO in May 2011. One of the toughest deal makers in the cable and satellite TV business, Charles Ergen owns 52 per cent of Dish and Echostar shares and holds 88 percent of its total voting power. Ergen is currently looking to move his company into the wireless sector. He spent more than $10 billion snatching up wireless spectrum at a government auction in January 2015. He recently  went into streaming TV, too.

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23. Len Blavatnik

Net Worth: $20.2 Billion

Industry: Diversified


The USSR-born British business tycoon, investor and philanthropist earned his fortune through diversified investments in myriad companies through his conglomerate company, Access Industries. He founded Access Industries, an international conglomerate company located in New York in 1986. He is the chairman and president of the company which he founded. He has turned into a diversified investor increasingly targeting media and digital companies. As an American citizen, he made timely investments in post-Soviet aluminum and energy companies, endured the bankruptcy of petrochemical giant LyondellBasell, a merger he engineered, and then expanded into media and communications.

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