#1. Bill Gates
Is the co-founder of the largest software program we all know today as Microsoft. Known world-wide for being a computer programming prodigy, successful investor, generous philanthropist and also an author. As of this year, Mr. Gates has a net worth of $79.4 billion! When Microsoft was established in 1975, he started as the CEO of the company and since becoming a billionaire he has donated over $28 billion to charities and encourages other magnates to do the same. Bill Gates is the richest person in America.