09/21/2011 12:36 pm ET | Updated Nov 21, 2011

'Forbes' Richest Americans List: Magazine Reveals Wealthiest People In The Country

Despite the stalled economy, the nation's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, nearly equivalent to the GDP of our neighbor Canada. Their total wealth is up 12% in the year through August 26, when we took a snapshot of everyone's net worth, meaning these affluent folks did slightly better than the markets; the S&P 500, for instance, was up 10% in that time.

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