Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.
Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway, again took second with $46 billion, while Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison remains third with $41 billion. Brothers Charles and David Koch, co-owners of Koch Industries Inc., tied for fourth with $31 billion.
23 North Texans made the 2012 list -- including Walmart heiress Alice Walton, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, H. Ross Perot and his son, Fort Worth's Bass brothers and T. Boone Pickens.
Here's the complete list of Dallas-Fort Worth billionaires:
Forbes Richest People in America 2012
|Rank||Name||Net Worth||Residence||Source of Wealth|
|8.||Alice Walton||26.3 B||Fort Worth||Walmart|
|41.||Andrew Beal||$8.4 B||Dallas||Banks, Real Estate|
|49.||Harold Simmons||$7.1 B||Dallas||Investments|
|63.||Ray Lee Hunt||$5.2 B||Dallas||Oil, Real Estate|
|69.||Robert Rowling||$4.9 B||Dallas||Investments|
|79.||Trevor Rees-Jones||$4.5 B||Dallas||Oil & Gas|
|113.||Henry Ross Perot, Sr.||$3.5 B||Dallas||Computer Services, Real Estate|
|151.||Robert Bass||$2.7 B||Fort Worth||Oil, Investments|
|151.||Jerry Jones||$2.7 B||Dallas||Dallas Cowboys|
|170.||David Bonderman||$2.6 B||Fort Worth||Leveraged Buyouts|
|179.||Timothy Headington||$2.5 B||Dallas||Oil & Gas, Investments|
|206.||Mark Cuban||$2.3 B||Dallas||Online Media|
|206.||Richard Rainwater||$2.3 B||Fort Worth||Real Estate, Energy, Insurance|
|206.||Kelcy Warren||$2.3 B||Dallas||Pipelines|
|239.||Edward Bass||$2 B||Fort Worth||Oil, Investments|
|239.||Lee Bass||$2 B||Fort Worth||Oil, Investments|
|271.||Sid Bass||$1.8 B||Fort Worth||Oil, Investments|
|284.||Gerald J. Ford||$1.75 B||Dallas||Banking|
|311.||Ray Davis||$1.5 B||Dallas||Pipelines|
|328.||Henry Ross Perot, Jr.||$1.4 B||Dallas||Computer Services|
|360.||T. Boone Pickens||$1.2 B||Dallas||Oil & Gas, Investments|
|360.||Kenny Troutt||$1.2 B||Dallas||Telecommunications|
|360.||Todd Wagner||$1.2 B||Dallas||Online Media|
Forbes says the rich mainly got richer in 2012, with net worth rising for 241 members of its list and shrinking for only 66. Rising stock prices, a rebound in real estate values and rare art prices helped.
Facebook's lackluster IPO dropped Mark Zuckerberg from No. 14 on the list to No. 36.
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