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Forbes 400: Oprah only 130th richest person in America

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Image Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesThere are 129 people more wealthy than Oprah Winfrey in America, according to Forbes. Why do the rest of us even try? Winfrey’s net worth, estimated at $2.7 billion, ties her for No. 130 on the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual list of the richest people in the nation. (Walmart’s Christy Walton, with $24 billion, is the country’s leading woman at No. 4.) For the 17th straight year, Microsoft’s Bill Gates tops the list with an estimated $54 billion. A sampling of others making the cut:

11: Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin ($15B, each)

35. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ($6.9B)

38. News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch ($6.2B)

42. Apple’s Steve Job ($6.1B)

54. David Geffen ($5.1B)

60. Ralph Lauren ($4.4B)

97. George Lucas ($3.25B)

110. Steven Spielberg ($3B)

124. Viacom’s Sumner Redstone ($2.8B)

153. Beanie Babies’ Ty Warner ($2.4B)

153. Donald Trump ($2.4B)

205. Ted Turner ($1.9B)

356. Yahoo’s Jerry Yang and David Filo ($1.15B, each)