Forbes' 2006 List of Richest Americans



Oprah Winfrey is still the world's wealthiest person according to Forbes Magazine

Still scoring many dollars over the past year which reached great amount of $100 million to bring $1.4 billion in total of her wealth, Oprah Winfrey certainly has succeeded in maintaining her name to be still in Forbes Magazine's list of Richest Americans this year. Acquired the 562nd rank this time, the popular host is placed along with George Lucas, who has collected $3.5 billion fortune to sit on the 194th rank, while the top position is still held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $50 billion in his pocket, therefore making him the world's wealthiest man for a 12th consecutive time.

Other notable names mentioned in the list include David Geffen at number 140 with $4.4 billion, Ralph Lauren at number 185 with $3.6 billion, Steven Spielberg at number 245 with $2.8 billion, and Donald Trump at number 278 with $2.6 billion. The list itself is compiled based on one's private and public holdings, including those of salary, stocks, investments, and real estate holdings minus any debts the individual owed as of February 13.

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