Wealthiest person in each state of America named

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Wealth-X, an information research firm of ultra high-net worth individuals worth over $30 million, came up with the official list of the richest person in each state of America based on the primary business location for the individual and not residence. The majority in Wealth-X‘s list are men and in business.

Wealthiest person in each state of America named

The ultra high-net worth population is spread all throughout USA, often living close to the companies they founded. Microsoft’s Bill Gates, the country’s wealthiest individual and the world’s most generous, remains to be a resident of the state of Washington – the home of Microsoft.

Wealth-X president David Friedman said that the list of the wealthiest individuals in the U.S. shifts frequently, as economic and business conditions can change net worth drastically. According to him, they do a bottom-up report instead of a top down approach, researching the “granularity” of each person in the list, which can reinvent the way the ultra-wealthy donate and invest.

Below’s the list of the richest person in each state, as compiled by Wealth-X.

WASHINGTON
Bill Gates: $64.5 billion
Microsoft chairman, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

NEBRASKA
Warren Buffett: $49.6 billion
Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

CALIFORNIA
Lawrence Ellison: $41.1 billion
CEO of Oracle Corp.

ARKANSAS
James Walton: $33.6 billion
Chairman of Arvest Bank, son of Walmart founder, Sam Walton

KANSAS
David Koch: $32.1 billion
Vice-chairman of Koch Industries

NEW YORK
Michael Bloomberg: $24.8 billion
New York City Mayor and owner of Bloomberg LP

NEVADA
Sheldon Adelson: $20.2 billion
Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands

VIRGINIA
Forrest Mars, Jr.: $17 billion
Part-owner of Mars candy company and grandson of the late Frank C. Mars

TEXAS
Michael Dell: $14 billion
CEO of Dell Inc.

OREGON
Philip Knight: $13 billion
Chairman of Nike Inc.

MASSACHUSETTS
Abigail Johnson: $11.9 billion
President, Fidelity Financial Services

GEORGIA
Anne Cox Chambers: $11.2 billion
Member of Cox Enterprises’ board of directors, chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers

CONNECTICUT
Raymond Dalio: $10 billion
Founder of Bridgewater Associates LP

OKLAHOMA
George Kaiser: $10 billion
Chairman of BOK Financial

COLORADO
Charles Ergen: $8.3 billion
Founder and chairman of DISH Network

PENNSYLVANIA
Hansjorg Wyss: $7.7 billion
Chairman of Swiss medical device manufacturer Synthes Holding AG

NORTH CAROLINA
James Goodnight: $7.4 billion
CEO of SAS Institute

WISCONSIN
John Menard, Jr.: $6 billion
Founder and owner of home-improvement retailer Menard Inc.

NEW JERSEY
David Tepper: $5.2 billion
President and founder of Appaloosa Management

MICHIGAN
Richard DeVos Sr.: $5.1 billion
Co-founder of Amway and owner of the Orlando Magic

MONTANA
Dennis Washington: $5 billion
Founder of The Washington Companies and co-founder of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

OHIO
Leslie Wexner: $4.5 billion
Chairman and CEO of Limited Brands

ARIZONA
Bruce Halle Sr.: $4 billion
Founder of Discount Tires

FLORIDA
Joseph Lewis: $3.9 billion
Founder of Tavistock Group and owner of Tottenham Hotspur soccer team in England

ILLINOIS
Samuel Zell: $3.9 billion
Founder of Equity Residential

MARYLAND
Theodore Lerner: $3.9 billion
Founder of real estate firm Lerner Enterprises

MINNESOTA
Pauline Keinath: $3.7 billion
Part-owner of Cargill Inc. and great-granddaughter of founder W. W. Cargill

INDIANA
Gayle Cook: $3.4 billion
Member of board of directors of medical device firm Cook Group

TENNESSEE
Thomas Frist, Jr.: $3 billion
Founder of HCA, the Hospital Corporation of America

UTAH
Robert Earl Holding: $2.7 billion
Owner of Sinclair Oil

MISSISSIPPI
Leslie Lampton: $2.4 billion
Founder of Ergon Inc.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Anita Zucker: $2.2 billion
Chairwoman and CEO of chemical manufacturer InterTech Group

RHODE ISLAND
Jonathan Nelson: $1.6 billion
CEO of Providence Equity Partners

MISSOURI
Christopher Cline: $1.5 billion
Founder of Foresight Energy

WEST VIRGINIA
James Justice II: $1.5 billion
Owner of the coal mining Justice Companies

ALABAMA
Marguerite Harbert: $1.4 billion
Widow of the late construction and energy mogul, John Murdoch Harbert III

LOUISIANA
Thomas Benson: $1.3 billion
Owner of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets

SOUTH DAKOTA
T. Denny Sanford: $1.3 billion
Owner of First Premier Bank and board co-chair of Sanford Consortium

IDAHO
Frank VanderSloot: $1.2 billion
CEO of Melaleuca

KENTUCKY
Bradley Wayne Hughes: $1.1 billion
Founder of Public Storage

IOWA
Dennis Albaugh: $1 billion
Founder of Albaugh Inc.

NORTH DAKOTA
Gary Tharaldson: $900 million
Founder of the Tharaldson Companies

MAINE
Leon Gorman: $860 million
Chairman of L.L. Bean

DELAWARE
Robert Gore: $830 million
Founder of materials and manufacturing company W.L. Gore & Associates

NEW MEXICO
Peyton Yates, Jr.: $760 million
President of Yates Petroleum Corp.

ALASKA
Robert Gillam: $690 million
President and CEO of McKinley Capital Management LLC

HAWAII
Jay Shidler: $680 million
Founder of the real estate company The Shidler Group

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Martin Trust: $600 million
President of Brandot International, formerly president and CEO of MAST Industries

VERMONT
Robert Stiller: $580 million
Founder of Green Mountain Coffee

WYOMING
John Martin: $210 million
Chairman and CEO of Gilead Sciences

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