Have you ever wondered who is the richest person in your state? We now have a list of the richest people in all 50 states compiled by HowMuch.net.
The United States is known to have many millionaires and billionaires. But it turns out that not all states are equal when it comes to the rich and powerful. Where does your state fall? Take a look at the map below to see the richest person in every state.
A photo of the richest person in every state is compiled for each state in the map, along with the person’s name and net worth along with their source of wealth.
An outright majority of the richest people in the states are self-made. Nearly all of the wealthiest people in Western states are self-made, while a more mixed group is found among the richest individuals in Northeastern states. There is also a small trend found in familial ties. The wealthiest person in both Texas and Arkansas – Jim and Alice Walton – are from the family that founded retail giant Wal-Mart. The Mars family, the founders of the Mars candy company, also appears twice on the map; John and Jacqueline Mars in Wyoming and Virginia.
Although the individuals found on the map represent the wealthiest person in each state, the net worth of each person varies to a significant degree. The West Coast – California, Oregon and Washington – is home to some of the wealthiest people in the country. This includes Bill Gates, the wealthiest man in not only the U.S. but the world. The wealthiest person in states with a small population, like Midwestern America states, tend to have a relatively lower net worth compared to larger states. But there are a few notable exceptions, including the world’s second wealthiest man Warren Buffet in sparsely-populated Nebraska.
There are many millionaires and billionaires found throughout the United States. But some states, particularly highly populated states, are home to the ultra-rich, while other states with smaller populations tend to be home to individuals with relatively lower net worth. It appears that the further you go West, the more you find wealthy individuals that are self-made, rather than inheritors of large fortunes.
Here is a complete chart of the richest people in every states compiled by their names, net worth in billions, by industry and their source of wealth.
Net worth ($ bln)
|ALABAMA||Jimmy Rane||0.7||Lumber||Self Made|
|ALASKA||Leornard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini & families||0.3||Real Estate||Self Made|
|ARIZONA||Bruce Halle||6||Tires||Self Made|
|CALIFORNIA||Mark Zuckerberg||62.4||Self Made|
|COLORADO||Charles Ergen||18.8||Satellite TV||Self Made|
|CONNECTICUT||Ray Dalio||16.8||Hedge Funds||Self Made|
|DELAWARE||Robert Gore & Elizabeth Snyder||0.7||Gore-Tex||Inherited and Growing|
|FLORIDA||Thomas Peterffy||13.2||Discount Brokerage||Self Made|
|GEORGIA||Jim Kennedy||12.6||Media||Inherited and Growing|
|HAWAII||Pierre Omidyar||8.9||EBay||Self Made|
|IDAHO||Frank Vandersloot||1.9||Nutrition & Wellness Products||Self Made|
|ILLINOIS||Ken Griffin||8||Hedge Funds||Self Made|
|INDIANA||Carl Cook||8||Medical Devices||Inherited|
|IOWA||Harry Stine||3.3||Agriculture||Self Made|
|KANSAS||Charles Koch||47.5||Diversified||Inherited and Growing|
|KENTUCKY||B. Wayne Hughes||2.7||Self Storage||Self Made|
|LOUISIANA||Tom Benson & family||2.6||New Orleans Saints||Self Made|
|MARYLAND||Ted Lerner||5.8||Real Estate||Self Made|
|MASSACHUSETTS||Abigail Johnson||14.9||Money Management||Inherited and Growing|
|MICHIGAN||Daniel Gilbert||5.9||Quicken Loans||Self Made|
|MISSISSIPPI||Leslie Lampton||0.8||Oil Refining, Chemicals||Self Made|
|MISSOURI||Stanley Kroenke||7.5||Sports, Real Estate||Self Made|
|MONTANA||Dennis Washington||5.9||Construction, Mining||Self Made|
|NEBRASKA||Warren Buffett||76.2||Berkshire Hathaway||Self Made|
|NEVADA||Sheldon Adelson||35.6||Casinos||Self Made|
|NEW HAMPSHIRE||Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli||1.1||Consumer Goods||Inherited|
|NEW JERSEY||Donald Newhouse||12||Media||Inherited and Growing|
|NEW MEXICO||Mack C. Chase||0.7||Oil||Self Made|
|NEW YORK||Michael Bloomberg||50.7||Bloomberg LP||Self Made|
|NORTH CAROLINA||James Goodnight||10.1||Software||Self Made|
|NORTH DAKOTA||Gary Tharaldson||0.9||Hotels||Self Made|
|OHIO||Les Wexner & family||6.2||Retail||Self Made|
|OKLAHOMA||Harold Hamm||10.2||Oil and Gas||Self Made|
|OREGON||Phil Knight & family||25.1||Nike||Self Made|
|PENNSYLVANIA||Mary Alice Dorrance Malone||3.8||Campbell’s Soup||Inherited|
|RHODE ISLAND||Jonathan Nelson||2||Private Equity||Self Made|
|SOUTH CAROLINA||Anita Zucker||3||Chemicals||Inherited and Growing|
|SOUTH DAKOTA||T. Denny Sanford||2.1||Banking, Credit Cards||Self Made|
|TENNESSEE||Thomas Frist Jr. & family***********||8.8||Health Care||Self Made|
|UTAH||Gail Miller||1.2||Utah Jazz, Car Dealers||Self Made|
|VERMONT||John Abele||0.6||Health Care||Self Made|
|WASHINGTON||Bill Gates||88.9||Microsoft||Self Made|
|WEST VIRGINIA||Jim Justice II||1.6||Coal||Inherited and Growing|
|WISCONSIN||John Menard Jr.||10.9||Home Improvement Stores||Self Made|