Meet the Wealthiest Person in Each State

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The research firm Wealth-X recently released a report listing the richest person in each U.S. state. This new rich list shows that 41 states are home to billionaires who obtained their wealth in diverse ways, ranging from the financial sector to energy to media, according to the Daily Mail.

Unsurprisingly, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison nabbed the top spots for their states. The report also found that California and New York are the states with the highest number of mega-millionaires, while Alaska, Delaware and North Dakota have the lowest number of millionaires.

1. Washington: Bill Gates is worth $64.5 billion

Microsoft chairman and co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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2. Nebraska: Warren Buffett is worth $49.6 billion


Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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3. California: Lawrence Ellison is worth $41.1 billion

CEO of Oracle

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4. Arkansas: James Walton is worth $33.6 billion


Chairman of Arvest Bank and the son of Walmart founder Sam Walton

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5. Kansas: David Koch is worth $32.1 billion


Vice-chairman of Koch industries

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6. New York: Michael Bloomberg is worth $24.8 billion

Mayor of New York City and the owner of Bloomberg LP

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7. Nevada: Sheldon Adelson is worth $20.2 billion


Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands

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8. Virginia: Forrest Mars, Jr. is worth $17 billion


Part-owner of Mars candy company and grandson of the late Frank C. Mars

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9. Texas: Michael Dell is worth $14 billion

CEO of Dell Inc.

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10. Oregon: Philip Knight is worth $13 billion


Chairman of Nike Inc.

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11. Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson is worth $11.9 billion
President, Fidelity Financial Services

12. Georgia: Anne Cox Chambers is worth $11.2 billion
Member of Cox Enterprises' board of directors, chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers

13. Connecticut: Raymond Dalio is worth $10 billion
Founder of Bridgewater Associates LP

14. Oklahoma: George Kaiser is worth $10 billion
Chairman of BOK Financial

15. Colorado: Charles Ergen is worth $8.3 billion
Founder and chairman of DISH Network

16. Pennsylvania: Hansjorg Wyss is worth $7.7 billion
Chairman of Swiss medical device manufacturer Synthes Holding AG

17.North Carolina: James Goodnight is worth $7.4 billion
CEO of SAS Institute

18.Wisconsin: John Menard, Jr. is worth $6 billion
Founder and owner of home-improvement retailer Menard Inc.

19. New Jersey: David Tepper is worth $5.2 billion
President and founder of Appaloosa Management

20. Michigan: Richard DeVos Sr. is worth $5.1 billion
Co-founder of Amway and owner of the Orlando Magic

21. Montana: Dennis Washington is worth $5 billion
Founder of The Washington Companies and co-founder of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

22. Ohio: Leslie Wexner is worth $4.5 billion
Chairman and CEO of Limited Brands

23. Arizona: Bruce Halle Sr. is worth $4 billion
Founder of Discount Tires

24. Florida: Joseph Lewis is worth $3.9 billion
Founder of Tavistock Group and owner of Tottenham Hotspur soccer team in England

25. Illinois: Samuel Zell is worth $3.9 billion
Founder of Equity Residential

26. Maryland: Theodore Lerner is worth $3.9 billion
Founder of real estate firm Lerner Enterprises

27. Minnesota: Pauline Keinath is worth $3.7 billion
Part-owner of Cargill Inc. and great-granddaughter of founder W. W. Cargil

28. Indiana: Gayle Cook is worth $3.4 billion
Member of board of directors of medical device firm Cook Group

29. Tennessee: Thomas Frist, Jr. is worth $3 billion
Founder of HCA, the Hospital Corporation of America

30. Utah: Robert Earl Holding is worth $2.7 billion

Owner of Sinclair Oil

31. Mississippi: Leslie Lampton is worth $2.4 billion
Founder of Ergon Inc.

32. South Carolina: Anita Zucker is worth $2.2 billion
Chairwoman and CEO of chemical manufacturer InterTech Group

33. Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson is worth $1.6 billion
CEO of Providence Equity Partners

34. Missouri: Christopher Cline is worth $1.5 billion
Founder of Foresight Energy

35. West Virginia: James Justice II is worth $1.5 billion
Owner of the coal mining Justice Companies

36. Alabama: Marguerite Harbert is worth $1.4 billion
Widow of the late construction and energy mogul, John Murdoch Harbert III

37. Louisiana: Thomas Benson is worth $1.3 billion

Owner of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets

38. Idaho: Frank VanderSloot is worth $1.2 billion
CEO of Melaleuca

39. South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford is worth $1.3 billion
Chairman and CEO of United National Corp.

40. Kentucky: Bradley Wayne Hughes is worth $1.1 billion
Founder of Public Storage

41. Iowa: Dennis Albaugh is worth $1 billion
Founder of Albaugh Inc.

42. North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson is worth $900 million
Founder of the Tharaldson Companies

43. Maine: Leon Gorman is worth $860 million
Chairman of L.L. Bean

44. Delaware: Robert Gore is worth $830 million
Founder of materials and manufacturing company W.L. Gore & Associates

45. New Mexico: Peyton Yates, Jr. is worth $760 million
President of Yates Petroleum Corp.

46. Alaska: Robert Gillam is worth $690 million
President and CEO of McKinley Capital Management LLC

47. Hawaii: Jay Shidler is worth $680 million

Founder of the real estate company The Shidler Group

48. New Hampshire: Martin Trust is worth $600 million
President of Brandot International, formerly president and CEO of MAST Industries

49. Vermont: Robert Stiller is worth $580 million
Founder of Green Mountain Coffee

50. Wyoming: John Martin is worth $210 million
Chairman and CEO of Gilead Sciences

Source: Wealth-X

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