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"Forbes 400" list reveals America's wealthiest

Forbes magazine's 34th annual Forbes 400 list shows the rich are getting richer, with the combined net worth of listed members at $2.34 trillion dollars
Forbes 400: America’s richest billionaires revealed 04:18

Forbes Magazine unveiled its 34th annual "Forbes 400" list, ranking America's billionaires who have a combined net worth of $2.34 trillion.

This year the list had a requirement of a record $1.7 billion, and 145 American billionaires did not make the cut.

Revealed first on "CBS This Morning," here are the top five wealthiest:

5. The Koch brothers - $41 billion each

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Executive Vice President David Koch (above) and his brother CEO Charles Koch (below) of Koch Industries tied for the number five spot.

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4. Jeff Bezos - $47 billion

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The Amazon CEO and founder was this year's biggest gainer, jumping $16.5 billion.

3. Larry Ellison - $47.5 billion

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Despite stepping down as CEO, the founder of Oracle is still very much involved with the database-software giant.

2. Warren Buffett - $62 billion

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
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Investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway sealed his biggest deal ever in August, paying a record $37 billion for Precision Castparts, a maker of aerospace and industrial parts.

1. Bill Gates - $76 billion

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Although he stepped down as chairman of Microsoft last year, Gates took the number one spot for the 22nd consecutive year. Gates is now focusing on humanitarian work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

But it wasn't any of the wealthiest five who made the cover of Forbes Magazine. With Donald Trump constantly in the limelight, Luisa Kroll, the magazine's assistant managing editor of wealth, said they "couldn't resist" giving him the honorary spot.

Still, Kroll noted that the GOP candidate is actually worth less than what he claims--a net worth of $4.5 billion compared to his claim of over $10 billion.

This year's "Forbes 400" list also confirms that America's rich continue to get richer. Most on the list--more than 200--jumped in net worth.

Gains were especially visible among the startup tech sector, debuting new faces such Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat, who is also the youngest to make the list at just 25 years old.

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