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HolidayBuyer's Guide

#1 Bill Gates

#3 Larry Ellison

#11 Jeff Bezos

#13 Sergey Brin

#13 Larry Page

#19 Steve Ballmer

#22 Michael Dell

#36 Mark Zuckerberg

#45 Eric Schmidt

#71 Gordon Moore

#151 Dustin Moskovitz

#190 Elon Musk

#218 Marc Benioff

#229 Reid Hoffman

#285 Meg Whitman

#328 Vinod Khosla

#328 Peter Thiel

#347 Sean Parker

#360 David Filo

#360 Jerry Yang

#392 Jack Dorsey

This week Forbes released its list of 400 of the richest Americans, a who's who of American business masterminds, with an average net worth of $4.2 billion. Founders and co-creators of tech companies didn't factor extremely heavily into the list of major players, but they did account for some of the more youthful members.

The top techie -- and overall No. 1 -- on the Forbes list of the 400 richest people in America is Bill Gates, with a net worth of $66 billion.
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#3 on the list of the richest Americans is Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle, worth $41 billion.
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At #11, founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos has a net worth of more than $23.2 billion.
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin shares the #13 with co-founder Larry Page, with a net worth of $20.3 billion.
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Google co-founder Larry Page shares the #13 position with co-founder Sergey Brin, with a net worth of $20.3 billion.
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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is #19, with a net worth of $15.9 billion.
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At #22 is Michael Dell, with a net worth of $14.6 billion.
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is at #36, with a net worth of $9.4 billion.
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#45 is Eric Schmidt with a net worth $7.5 billion.
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Intel founder Gordon Moore is #71, with a net worth of $4.8 billion.
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Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is #151 on the list, with a net worth $2.7 billion.
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Elon Musk, who created SpaceX and co-founded Tesla Motors and PayPal is #190, with a net worth of $2.4 billion.
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#218 is Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com. His net worth is $2.2 billion.
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#229 is Reid Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn, with a net worth of $2.1 billion.
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#285 on the list is Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, with a net worth of $1.7 billion.
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Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla is #328 on the Forbes 400 list, with a net worth $1.4 billion.
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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is #328 on the list, with a net worth $1.4 billion.
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Napster founder and early Facebook president Sean Parker is #347 on the list, with a net worth of $1.3 billion.
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Yahoo co-founder David Filo is #360, with a net worth of $1.2 billion.
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#360 is Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, with a net worth of $1.2 billion.
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#392 is Jack Dorsey, who co-created Twitter, with a net worth of $1.1 billion.
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