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Billionaires’ club

Google’s initial public offering netted co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page a side benefit: entree into the upper echelons of Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans, which was released Thursday. Here are the top U.S. and California billionaires, with overall rank, age, net worth, residence and sources of wealth.

Top in U.S.

1. Bill Gates, 49, $51 billion, Medina, Wash., Microsoft

2. Warren Buffett, 75, $40 billion, Omaha, Berkshire Hathaway

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3. Paul Allen, 52, $22.5 billion, Seattle, Microsoft, investments

4. Michael Dell, 40, $18 billion, Austin, Texas, Dell Inc.

5. Larry Ellison, 61, $17 billion, Silicon Valley, Calif., Oracle Corp.

Others in California

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16. Sergey Brin, 32, $11 billion, San Francisco, Google Inc.

16. Larry Page, 32, $11 billion, San Francisco, Google Inc.

19. Kirk Kerkorian, 88, $10 billion, Los Angeles, investments, casinos

25. Sumner Redstone, 82, $8.4 billion, Beverly Hills, Viacom Inc.

38. Donald Bren, 73, $5.7 billion, Newport Beach, real estate

39. Eli Broad, 72, $5.5 billion, Los Angeles, investments

44. Gordon Moore, 76, $4.6 billion, Woodside, Intel Corp.

45. David Geffen, 62, $4.5 billion, Malibu, DreamWorks

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Associated Press

Los Angeles Times


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