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Wealthy America's Richest Oilmen  

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Each worth more than a billion dollars, America's richest oilmen reign supreme in the United States gas and oil industry as well as among all people in the country. It is no coincidence that the richest oilmen are also some of the richest people in the United States, with many ranking on other top lists from Forbes magazine such as the Forbes 400 as the 400 richest people in America.

Coming in at the top of the list, two brothers, Charles and David Koch, who operate Koch Industries, are worth between $14 and $17.5 billion each. Combined, the Koch brothers blow all other oilmen out of the water in terms of wealth, but also rank atop all others individually too. The next closest competitor, George Kaiser of Kaiser-Francis Oil, is only estimated at a measly $10 billion.

The term "oilmen" suggests that the richest in the oil industry in America are all men, however that is not the case. Coming in 11th, Lynn Schusterman is estimated at $1.5 billion and clearly competes just fine with the males on this list. Schusterman, of Samson Resources, made a name for herself in the industry after taking over the business left by her late husband.

Be them brothers, individuals, men or women, these billionaires are filthy rich and all earned that ridiculous amount of money though the oil business.

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Koch Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Koch Brothers Koch Industries; Charles Koch, $17.5 billion, and David Koch, $14 billion

2
George B. Kaiser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
George B. Kaiser age 75 - Kaiser-Francis Oil; $10 billion

3
Harold Hamm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Harold Hamm age 72 - Harold Hamm Tank Truck Service and Continental Resources; $5.5 billion

4
Bass Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Bass Brothers Bass Enterprises Production; Robert Bass, $4.5 billion, Sid Bass, $2 billion, Lee Bass, $2 billion, and Edward Bass, $1.8 billion

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Richard Kinder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Richard Kinder age 73 - Kinder Morgan; $3.5 billion

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Ray L. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Ray L. Hunt age 75 - Hunt Oil and Hunt Petroleum; $3 billion

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William Koch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
William Koch Koch Industries and Oxbow; $3 billion

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Tim Headington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Richest Oilmen

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Jeffrey Hildebrand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Richest Oilmen

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Trevor Rees-Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Trevor Rees-Jones age 50 - Barnett Shale holdings; $1.6 billion

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Lynn Schusterman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Richest Oilmen

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Kelcy Warren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Kelcy Warren Energy Transfer; $1.5 billion

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Malone Mitchell III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Malone Mitchell III Riata Energy and Transatlantic Petroleum; $1.2 billion

14
William E. Macaulay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
William E. Macaulay age 72 - First Reserve; $1.1 billion

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William Moncrief Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
William Moncrief Jr. Madden Deep and McMoRan Exploration; $1.1 billion

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T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
T. Boone Pickens, Jr. age 89 - Mesa Petroleum; $1.1 billion