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Mayor Michael Bloomberg 10th On Forbes 400 Richest Americans List

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Bill Gates is still the wealthiest man in America. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't too far behind.

The 30th annual Forbes 400 ranking of the Richest Americans was released Wednesday. 120 New Yorkers in total made the list -- 53 from The Big Apple.

According to Forbes, the average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is $4.2 billion, up from $3.8 billion in 2011. This is a record high, according to the publication.

The following are a few notable New Yorkers who made the list.

10: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, whose worth is $25 billion.

26: Ronald Perelman, Leveraged buyouts, $12 billion.

36: Rupert Murdoch,  News Corp., $9.4 billion.

46: Samuel Newhouse, Conde Nast, $7.4 billion.

52: Ralph Lauren, $6.5 billion.

128: Donald Trump, Real estate & TV, $3.1 billion.

190: Mortimer Zuckerman, Real estate & media, $2.4 billion.

271: Barry Diller, IAC, $1.8 billion.

347: Sean Parker, $1.3 billion.

360: Peter Peterson, Blackstone Group, $1.2 billion.

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