The Richest Person In Every State Right Now

By on January 31, 2018 in ArticlesBillionaire News

You may know who the richest person in the United States is (Jeff Bezos, not Bill Gates), or even who the wealthiest person in your state is. But do you know who wields the wealth in Iowa or Virginia or Alabama? There have been a few changes on this list since last year, so let's take a look at the richest person in every state.

Alabama: Jimmy Rane – $700 million

Jimmy Rane is the founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving. He unseated Gary Drummond, the previous richest person in Alabama

Alaska: Leonard Hyde, Jonathan Rubini, and families$340 million

Hyde and Rubini co-founded and co-own Anchorage based JL Properties.

Arizona: Diane Halle – $6 billion

Widow of Founder of Discount Tires. Diane inherited her fortune from her late husband.

Arkansas: Jim Walton – $39 billion

California: Mark Zuckerberg – $72 billion

Colorado: Charles Ergen – $17 billion

Founder of DISH Network

Connecticut: Ray Dalio – $14 billion

Bridgewater Associates, investment management

Delaware: Robert Gore & Elizabeth Snyder – $830 million

Inventor of Gore-Tex, sister of inventor of Gore Tex

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Florida: Thomas Petterfy – $14 billion

Founded Interactive Brokers, Financial Services

Georgia: Jim Kennedy – $8.2 billion

Heir to Cox Enterprises, cable TV, radio, newspapers

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar – $7.8 billion

Ebay founder

Idaho: Frank Vandersloot –  $1.2 billion

Founder of Multi Level Marketing Health & Wellness company Melaleuca

Illinois: Ken Griffin – $9 billion

Citadel LLC hedge fund

Indiana: Carl Cook – $6.5 billion

Cook Group, medical equipment manufacturer

Iowa: Harry Stine $2.6 billion

Agriculture, Stine seed group

Kansas: Charles Koch – $47 billion

Chairman of Koch Industries, largest private company in the US

Kentucky: B. Wayne Hughes – $2.4 billion

Co-founded Public Storage

Louisiana: Tom Benson – $2.8 billion

Owns Car dealerships, NFL's New Orleans Saints, NBA's New Orleans Pelicans

Maine: Susan Alfond $1.4 billion

Her father sold stock in Berkshire Hathaway to found his shoe company.

Maryland: Ted Lerner – $5.8 billion

Lerner Enterprises, real estate, Washington Nationals

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson – $12 billion

Fidelity Investments

Michigan: Dan Gilbert –  $4.2 billion

Founded Quicken Loans, owns Cleveland Cavaliers

Minnesota: Whitney MacMillan $4.3 billion

Cargill grain storage

Mississippi: Leslie Lampton – $2.4 billion

Founded Ergon Inc, oil refinery and distribution

Missouri: Stanley Kroenke – $7.7 billion

Real estate mogul. Married to Walmart heiress. Owns the L.A. Rams, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Avalanche

Montana: Dennis Washington – $6.1 billion

The Washington Companies, mining, construction

Nebraska: Warren Buffett – $75 billion

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson – $35 billion

New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli  – $1.1 billion

Coty cosmetics

New Jersey: Donald Newhouse – $11.1 billion

Media mogul

New Mexico: Mack Chase $910 million

Energy and oil

New York: Michael Bloomberg – $56 billion

North Carolina: James Goodnight – $10 billion

Co-founded technology company SAS Software

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson – $900 million

Tharaldson Companies, hotels, real estate

Ohio: Leslie Wexner – $6.9 billion

Limited Brands, Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works

Oklahoma: Harold Hamm – $10 billion

Continental Resources, oil exploration

Oregon: Phil Knight – $25 billion

Nike founder

Pennsylvania: Mary Alice Dorrance Malone – $3.1 billion

Campbell Soup heiress

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson – $2 billion

Providence Equity Partners, investment firm

South Carolina: Anita Zucker – $3.1 billion

Inherited InterTech Group upon death of her husband

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford – $1.3 billion

Founded and owns First Premier Bank

Tennessee: Thomas Frist – $7.6 billion

Co-founded Hospital Corp of America

Texas: Alice Walton – $38 billion

Utah: Gail Miller – $1.2 billion

Automotive sales through Larry H. Miller Group and bought Utah Jazz with husband

Vermont: John Abele $3.3 billion

Founder Boston Scientific medical devices

Virginia: Jacqueline Mars – $28 billion

Mars Candy Company heiress

Washington: Jeff Bezos – $105 billion

West Virginia: Jim Justice II – $1.68 billion

Bluestone Industries, coal mining, current Governor of West Virginia

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr. – $12.5 billion

Menards hardware and home improvement chain

Wyoming: Christy Walton – $31 billion

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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