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23 North Texans on Forbes List of Richest People in America

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    This picture is worth $5 billion according to Forbes. Owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones (R) and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban both made the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list in 2012.

    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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