• June 16, 2024

Do You Know Who is the Richest Person in Your State? [CHART]

 Do You Know Who is the Richest Person in Your State? [CHART]

In some states it’s easy to know who the richest person is.  For instance Washington is Bill Gates.  Michael “Big Gulp” Bloomberg rules New York State.  Texas and Arkansas is the Walton family.  But most other states you couldn’t begin to guess.

 For the third year running, Forbes magazine has compiled a list of the richest American in each of the 50 states.

The list names 52 people (Alaska and Delaware had ties) who have amassed their fortunes in 16 different industries.

America’s wealthiest family, the Waltons, who founded WalMart, have one member living in Texas (Alice Walton) and another in Arkansas (Jim Walton).

Alice Walton is worth $38.2 billion while her brother, Jim Walton, is said to be worth $38.5 billion.
Their father, Sam Walton, founded Wal-Mart in 1962.

The richest person in the world – Microsoft founder Bill Gates – resides in Washington state.

The ‘poorest’ of the group if Leonard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini, two real estate magnates who live in Alaska.

The two men each have a net worth of $340million, according to Forbes.

The business publication also breaks down the industry sectors that have produced the largest fortunes in each state.

Not surprisingly, technology was the leading wealth-generator in four states – Washington, California, Hawaii and North Carolina.

The most recognizable names on the list include the second-wealthiest man in the world behind Gates – Omaha, Nebraska’s own Warren Buffett.

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO has a net worth of $76.2billion, according to Forbes.

Oregon’s wealthiest resident is Nike co-founder and chairman emeritus Phil Knight.

Knight’s fortune has been pegged by Forbes at $25.1billion.

Here is the complete list:

THE RICHEST PERSON IN EVERY STATE ACCORDING TO FORBES

Alabama

Jimmy Rane

Net worth: $700 million

Alaska

Leornard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini

Net worth: $340 million each

Arizona

Bruce Halle

Net worth: $6 billion

Arkansas

Jim Walton

Net worth: $38.5 billion

California

Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $62.4 billion

Colorado

Charles Ergen

Net worth: $18.8 billion

Connecticut

Ray Dalio

Net worth: $16.8 billion

Delaware

Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder

Net worth: $720 million each

Florida

Thomas Peterffy

Net worth: $13.2 billion

Georgia

Jim Kennedy

Net worth: $12.6 billion

Hawaii

Pierre Omidyar

Net worth: $8.9 billion

Idaho

Frank Vandersloot

Net worth: $1.9 billion

Illinois

Ken Griffin

Net worth: $8 billion

Indiana

Carl Cook

Net worth: $8 billion

Iowa

Harry Stine

Net worth: $3.3 billion

Kansas

Charles Koch

Net worth: $47.5 billion

Kentucky

B. Wayne Hughes

Net worth: $2.7 billion

Louisiana

Tom Benson and family

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Maine

Susan Alfond

Net worth: $1.4 billion

Maryland

Ted Lerner

Net worth: $5.8 billion

Massachusetts

Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $14.9 billion

Michigan

Daniel Gilbert

Net worth: $5.9 billion

Minnesota

Whitney Macmillan

Net worth: $5.4 billion

Mississippi

Leslie Lampton

Net worth: $760 million

Missouri

Stanley Kroenke

Net worth: $7.5 billion

Montana

Dennis Washington

Net worth: $5.9 billion

Nebraska

Warren Buffett

Net worth: $76.2 billion

Nevada

Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $35.6 billion

New Hampshire

Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli

Net worth: $1.1 billion

New Jersey

Donald Newhouse

Net worth: $12 billion

New Mexico

Mack C. Chase

Net worth: $700 million

New York

Michael Bloomberg

Net worth: $50.7 billion

North Carolina

James Goodnight

Net worth: $10.1 billion

North Dakota

Gary Tharaldson

Net worth: $900 million

Ohio

Les Wexner and family

Net worth: $6.2 billion

Oklahoma

Harold Hamm

Net worth: $10.2 billion

Oregon

Phil Knight

Net worth: $25.1 billion

Pennsylvania

Mary Alice Dorrance Malone

Net worth: $3.8 billion

Rhode Island

Jonathan Nelson

Net worth: $2 billion

South Carolina

Anita Zucker

Net worth: $3 billion

South Dakota

T. Denny Sanford

Net worth: $2.1 billion

Tennessee

Thomas Frist Jr.

Net worth: $8.8 billion

Texas

Alice Walton

Net worth: $38.2 billion

Utah

Gail Miller

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Vermont

John Abele

Net worth: $625 million

Virginia

Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $27.6 billion

Washington

Bill Gates

Net worth: $88.9 billion

West Virginia

Jim Justice II

Net worth: $1.6 billion

Wisconsin

John Menard Jr.

Net worth: $10.9 billion

Wyoming

John Mars

Net worth: $27.6 billion

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