Forbes 400 list features 7 Georgians

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Ted Turner is one of the richest people in America, according to Forbes. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(WXIA) -- Forbes has unveiled its 2013 list of America's richest people.

Bill Gates topped the list for the 20th year in a row, with a net worth of $72 billion. He also reclaimed the title of richest person in the world from Mexican investor Carlos Slim. Warren Buffett placed second with $58.5 billion.

America's richest range in age from 29 (Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, worth $5.2 billion) to 98 (philanthropist David Rockefeller, Sr., worth $2.8 billion). The stakes were so high this year that 61 U.S. billionaires didn't make the cut, according to Forbes.

Seven Georgians are on this year's list. Anne Cox Chambers, 93, is No. 29 with a net worth of $13.5 billion; she is the daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox. Her nephew Jim Kennedy, 65, is chairman of the company and is No. 61 on the list with a net worth of $6.7 billion.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, 92, is No. 68 with a net worth of $6 billion.

The Home Depot co-founders Bernie Marcus, 84, and Arthur Blank, 70, are No. 151 and No. 327, respectively. Marcus' net worth is $3.3 billion and Blank's is $1.7 billion.

Ted Turner, the 74-year-old founder of CNN, is No. 260 with a net worth of $2.1 billion.

Jeffrey Lorberbaum, CEO of Dalton-based Mohawk Industries, is one of 20 new additions to the list. The 58 year old is No. 369 with a net worth of $1.45 billion.

Other newcomers include Kynetic founder and CEO Michael Rubin, who is worth $2.3 billion; Bass Pro Shops founder John Morris, worth $4 billion; and GoPro camera inventor Nicholas Woodman. At 38, Woodman is one of the youngest people on the list; his net worth is $1.3 billion.

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