The Richest Person in Every State in 2017

    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.

    State

    Name

    Net worth ($ bln)

    Industry

    Source

    ALABAMAJimmy Rane0.7LumberSelf Made
    ALASKALeornard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini & families0.3Real EstateSelf Made
    ARIZONABruce Halle6TiresSelf Made
    ARKANSASJim Walton38.5Wal-MartInherited
    CALIFORNIAMark Zuckerberg62.4FacebookSelf Made
    COLORADOCharles Ergen18.8Satellite TVSelf Made
    CONNECTICUTRay Dalio16.8Hedge FundsSelf Made
    DELAWARERobert Gore & Elizabeth Snyder0.7Gore-TexInherited and Growing
    FLORIDAThomas Peterffy13.2Discount BrokerageSelf Made
    GEORGIAJim Kennedy12.6MediaInherited and Growing
    HAWAIIPierre Omidyar8.9EBaySelf Made
    IDAHOFrank Vandersloot1.9Nutrition & Wellness ProductsSelf Made
    ILLINOISKen Griffin8Hedge FundsSelf Made
    INDIANACarl Cook8Medical DevicesInherited
    IOWAHarry Stine3.3AgricultureSelf Made
    KANSASCharles Koch47.5DiversifiedInherited and Growing
    KENTUCKYB. Wayne Hughes2.7Self StorageSelf Made
    LOUISIANATom Benson & family2.6New Orleans SaintsSelf Made
    MAINESusan Alfond1.4ShoesInherited
    MARYLANDTed Lerner5.8Real EstateSelf Made
    MASSACHUSETTSAbigail Johnson14.9Money ManagementInherited and Growing
    MICHIGANDaniel Gilbert5.9Quicken LoansSelf Made
    MINNESOTAWhitney Macmillan5.4CargillInherited
    MISSISSIPPILeslie Lampton0.8Oil Refining, ChemicalsSelf Made
    MISSOURIStanley Kroenke7.5Sports, Real EstateSelf Made
    MONTANADennis Washington5.9Construction, MiningSelf Made
    NEBRASKAWarren Buffett76.2Berkshire HathawaySelf Made
    NEVADASheldon Adelson35.6CasinosSelf Made
    NEW HAMPSHIREAndrea Reimann-Ciardelli1.1Consumer GoodsInherited
    NEW JERSEYDonald Newhouse12MediaInherited and Growing
    NEW MEXICOMack C. Chase0.7OilSelf Made
    NEW YORKMichael Bloomberg50.7Bloomberg LPSelf Made
    NORTH CAROLINAJames Goodnight10.1SoftwareSelf Made
    NORTH DAKOTAGary Tharaldson0.9HotelsSelf Made
    OHIOLes Wexner & family6.2RetailSelf Made
    OKLAHOMAHarold Hamm10.2Oil and GasSelf Made
    OREGONPhil Knight & family25.1NikeSelf Made
    PENNSYLVANIAMary Alice Dorrance Malone3.8Campbell’s SoupInherited
    RHODE ISLANDJonathan Nelson2Private EquitySelf Made
    SOUTH CAROLINAAnita Zucker3ChemicalsInherited and Growing
    SOUTH DAKOTAT. Denny Sanford2.1Banking, Credit CardsSelf Made
    TENNESSEEThomas Frist Jr. & family***********8.8Health CareSelf Made
    TEXASAlice Walton38.2Wal-MartInherited
    UTAHGail Miller1.2Utah Jazz, Car DealersSelf Made
    VERMONTJohn Abele0.6Health CareSelf Made
    VIRGINIAJacqueline Mars27.6CandyInherited
    WASHINGTONBill Gates88.9MicrosoftSelf Made
    WEST VIRGINIAJim Justice II1.6CoalInherited and Growing
    WISCONSINJohn Menard Jr.10.9Home Improvement StoresSelf Made
    WYOMINGJohn Mars27.6CandyInherited




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