The Richest Person In Every State

By on March 13, 2014 in ArticlesEntertainment

Who is the richest person in every state? Over the last several months we have been working diligently to make Celebrity Net Worth better, faster and more fun to visit every day. For example, we built a page that displays the Top 100 Richest People in the World, updated in real time with their rank current net worth. We also made it so each of our individual category sections can be sorted from richest poorest so visitors can easily browse pages like the richest rappers, richest golfers, richest NBA players etc…

One year ago today we introduced a project that took six months to build. A while back we thought it would be cool if visitors had the ability to browse an interactive map of the world to see who the richest people are in every single city, state and country. So we set out to build that page and organize all our data to display wealthy people by geographic location. Now you can click each state on the following map and find out who are the richest citizens. Click the image below to be taken to the interactive map:

Map of The United States

Richest Person in Every State

One of the coolest byproducts of adding geographical information to all of our data is that we now know who the richest person is in every state and how they made their fortune. You probably wont be surprised to learn that Bill Gates is the richest person in Washington (and America overall), but you may be surprised to learn who the richest people are in states like Alaska, South Dakota, Maine, Kentucky or even Illinois. We also discovered that while New York, California and Texas are home to the most billionaires per capita, there are several US States that contain no full time billionaire residents at all. So, without further delay, to view the richest people in every state you can either click the image of the map above or browse a full list below…

Richest People In America

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The Richest Person In Every State:

  • 1. Washington: Bill Gates – $76 billion (Microsoft)
  • 2. Nebraska: Warren Buffett – $58 billion (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • 3. California: Larry Ellison – $48 billion (Founder of Oracle)
  • 4. Kansas: Charles Koch – $40 billion (Chairman of Koch Industries, largest private company in the US)
  • 5. New York: David Koch – $40 billion (EVP of Koch Industries, largest private company in the US)
  • 6. Nevada: Sheldon Adelson – $37.5 billion (Las Vegas Sands casino)
  • 7. Wyoming: Christy Walton – $36.7 billion (Walmart)
  • 8. Texas: Alice Walton – $35 billion (Walmart)
  • 9. Arkansas: Jim Walton – $34.2 billion (Walmart)
  • 10. Virginia: Jacqueline Mars – $21 billion (Mars Candy Company)
  • 11. Oregon: Phil Knight – $18.4 billion (Nike)
  • 12. Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson – $17.3 billion (Fidelity Investments)
  • 13. Georgia: Anne Cox Chambers – $15.5 billion (Cox Enterprises, cable TV, radio, newspapers)
  • 14. Colorado: Charles Ergen – $15 billion (Founder of DISH Network)
  • 15. Oklahoma: Harold Hamm – $14.6 billion (Continental Resources, oil exploration)
  • 16. Connecticut: Ray Dalio – $14.4 billion (Bridgewater Associates, investment management)
  • 17. Missouri: Jack Taylor – $12.8 billion (Enterprise Rent-A-Car)
  • 18. Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar – $8.2 billion (eBay)
  • 19. North Carolina: James Goodnight – $7.5 billion (SAS Software)
  • 20. New Jersey: Donald Newhouse – $8.5 billion (Advance Publications, The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue,
  • 21. Wisconsin: John Menard – $7.5 billion (Menards hardware and home improvement chain)
  • 22. Michigan: Richard Devos – $7 billion (Amway, Orlando Magic)
  • 23. Florida: Micky Arison – $6.6 billion (Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami Heat)
  • 24. Tennessee: Thomas Frist – $6.1 billion (Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hospital Corp of America)
  • 25. Montana: Dennis Washington – $6 billion (The Washington Companies, mining, construction)
  • 26. Indiana: Gayle Cook – $5.8 billion (Cook Group, medical equipment manufacturer)
  • 27. New Hampshire: Patrick McGovern – $5.7 billion (International Data Group)
  • 28. Ohio: Leslie Wexner – $5.6 billion (Limited Brands, Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works)
  • 29. Illinois: Ken Griffin – $5.2 billion (Citadel LLC hedge fund)
  • 30. Arizona: Bruce Halle – $5 billion (Founder of Discount Tires)
  • 31. Minnesota: Barbara Carlson Gage – $4.4 billion (Carlson Inc, owner of TGI Friday's, Radisson hotels)
  • 32. Maryland: Ted Lerner – $4 billion (Lerner Enterprises, real estate, Washington Nationals)
  • 33. Pennsylvania: Mary Alice Dorrance Malone – $2.8 billion (Campbell Soup)
  • 34. South Carolina: Anita Zucker – $2.6 billion (Hudson's Bay Company, retail, Lord & Taylor)
  • 35.  Mississippi: Leslie Lampton – $2.4 billion (Ergon Inc, oil refinery and distribution)
  • 36. Kentucky: Bradley Hughes – $2.1 billion (Public Storage)
  • 37. Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson – $1.8 billion (Providence Equity Partners, investment management)
  • 38. West Virginia: Jim Justice – $1.7 billion (Bluestone Industries, coal mining)
  • 39. Iowa: Dennis Albaugh – $1.5 billion (Albaugh Inc, Fertilizer, herbicide, chemicals)
  • 40. South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford – $1.3 billion (First Premier Bank, United National Corp)
  • 41. Vermont: Robert Stiller – $1.3 billion (Green Mountain Coffee, Krispy Kreme)
  • 42. Idaho: Frank VanderSloot – $1.2 billion (Melaleuca, Inc. Beauty products, direct marketing)
  • 43. Louisiana: Tom Benson – $1.1 billion (Car dealerships, New Orleans Saints)
  • 44. Utah: Jon Huntsman Sr – $1.1 billion (The Huntsman Corporation, chemical industry)
  • 45. Alabama: Marguerite Harbert – $1.0 billion (Harbert Corporation, construction)
  • 46. North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson – $900 million (Tharaldson Companies, hotels, real estate)
  • 47. Maine: Leon Gorman – $860 million (L.L. Bean)
  • 48. Delaware: Robert Gore – $830 million (Inventor of Gore-Tex)
  • 49. New Mexico: Peyton Yates – $760 million (Yates Petroleum Corporation)
  • 50. Alaska: Robert Gillam – $700 million (McKinley Capital, investment banking)
Articles Written by Brian Warner
Brian launched CelebrityNetWorth in October 2008 after noticing a distinct lack of results for various celebrity finance web searches. He previously spent seven years as the Managing Editor of a large digital entertainment portal. Brian's favorite rags to riches billionaire is Kirk Kerkorian.
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