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Richest person in each state revealed, including Jeff Bezos, Alice Walton and Warren Buffett

The richest person in each of the 50 United States has been revealed, including many familiar faces and some less known.

Forbes unveiled the list of the most wealthy individuals and their families in the country, naming 53 people all together due to ties in Alaska, Delaware and Mississippi. 

Most of the very well off have amassed fortunes in the billions, with the richest being Washington state’s Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is well over $100billion. 

Six states’ top earners were just millionaires. In Alaska, real estate business partners Leonard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini and their respective families tied with $300million in assets each. 

All together, the most well off in each state control $875billion, besting last year’s top earners who netted a collective $832billion to set a new record. 

The richest person in each of the 50 United States has been revealed, including many familiar faces. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ranks first overall and in Washington with over $100billion, joined by the likes of Warren Buffett ($85billion) in Nebraska, Mark Zuckerberg ($71billion) in California, and Alice Walton ($50.1billion) in Texas

The list credited Bezos ‘and family’ with a $157billion empire in the state of Washington, though his divorce from MacKenzie, his ex-wife of 25 years, will see that number drop to something more like $110billion. 

Microsoft founder Bill Gates got left out of this lineup because he also lives in Washington. 

Among the widely recognized names are the second and third place earners, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet of Nebraska with $85billion, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of California with $71billion.

The nation’s largest stockpiles of wealth, broken down by state, are mostly attributed to men, with only 11 women being identified by name on Forbes’ list, though many men named had ‘and family’ added to their entries.

The richest of the women is Alice Walton of Texas, with a $50.1billion fortune from her stake in Walmart, founded by her father, Sam Walton.

The woman with the least wealth named on the list is Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli of New Hampshire, who holds $720million of her own in combined stakes in hygiene, beauty and home products.

Keep reading for the full breakdown, by state, of America’s most affluent individuals. 

Alabama: Jimmy Rane with $900million 

Jimmy Rane, 72, is the founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving. The company constructs fences, decks and other products made with treated lumber.

He’s well known in the Yellowhammer State as the ‘Yella Fella,’ which is a cowboy persona he’s created for his appearances in his company’s advertisements.  

Rane lives in Abbeville, Alabama. 

Alabama: Jimmy Rane, 72, with $900million, is the founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving

Alabama: Jimmy Rane, 72, with $900million, is the founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving

Alaska: Leonard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini with each of their families, with $300million each 

Real estate business partners Leonard Hyde, 62, and and Jonathan Rubini, 64, own commercial real estate the Last Frontier, including JL Tower and ConocoPhillips Towers, which are among Anchorage’s biggest buildings.

Their empire extends to hotels in Alaska and other locations in the 48 contiguous United States.

Hyde and Rubini also oversee a military housing development in Alaska. They each live in Anchorage.

Alaska: Jonathan Rubini

Leonard Hyde

Alaska: Jonathan Rubini, 64 (left) and Leonard Hyde, 62 (right) own commercial real estate the Last Frontier

Arizona: Ernest Garcia II made his fortune from selling used cars

Arizona: Ernest Garcia II made his fortune from selling used cars

Arizona: Ernest Garcia II with $5.6billion 

Ernest Garcia II, 62, made his fortune from selling used cars. He founded DriveTime Automotive, which is the country’s fourth largest used car retailer.

He’s also the largest shareholder of Carvana, an auto loan provider and online platform where used cars are sold, which was founded by his son and operates as a subsidiary of DriveTime Automotive.

Garcia lives in Tempe, Arizona. 

Arkansas: Jim Walton with $51.1 billion

Jim Walton, 71, is the youngest son of Sam Walton, who founded Walmart.

Jim held a seat on the board of Walmart for over 10 years, which has been held by his son, Steuart, since June of 2016.

Jim also oversees the family-owned Arvest Bank with over $16billion in assets.

Jim lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.  

Arkansas: Jim Walton, 71, with $51.1 billion, is the youngest son of Sam Walton, who founded Walmart. Jim lives in Bentonville, Arkansas

Arkansas: Jim Walton, 71, with $51.1 billion, is the youngest son of Sam Walton, who founded Walmart. Jim lives in Bentonville, Arkansas

California: Mark Zuckerberg with $71billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 35, got rich taking his company public in 2012.

He founded the social media site while at Harvard in 2004. He has now pledged to give away 99 per cent of his family’s ownership in the company during their lifetimes.

Zuckerberg lives with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their two children in Palo Alto, California. 

California: Mark Zuckerberg, 35, with $71billion, got rich taking his company public in 2012. Zuckerberg lives with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their two children in Palo Alto, California

California: Mark Zuckerberg, 35, with $71billion, got rich taking his company public in 2012. Zuckerberg lives with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their two children in Palo Alto, California

Colorado: Philip Anschutz with $12billion

Sports owner Phil Anschutz, 79, might live in Denver, Colorado but he makes his money in California.

Anschutz owns the Los Angeles Kings (hockey), the LA Galaxy (soccer), more than 25 per cent share of the Lakers (basketball), and the Staples Center, where both the Lakers and Kings play in downtown Los Angeles.

He operates more than 100 venues around the globe through his company, Anschutz Entertainment Group. 

Philip Anschutz, 79

Ray Dalio, 69

Colorado and Connecticut: Philip Anschutz, 79, (left) with $12billion, might live in Denver, Colorado but he makes his money in California. Anschutz owns the Los Angeles Kings (hockey), the LA Galaxy (soccer), more than 25 per cent share of the Lakers (basketball), and the Staples Center, where both the Lakers and Kings play in downtown Los Angeles. He operates more than 100 venues around the globe through his company, Anschutz Entertainment Group. Ray Dalio, 69, (right) with $18.4 billion, launched his investment firm from his two-bedroom apartment in New York City in 1975. Now Bridgewater Associates has grown into the world’s largest hedge fund firm and manages $160 billion in assets. Dalio lives in Greenwich, Connecticut

Connecticut: Ray Dalio with $18.4 billion

Ray Dalio, 69, started investing at age 12 with tips he garnered from golfers while working as a caddie.

He launched his investment firm from his two-bedroom apartment in New York City in 1975.

Now Bridgewater Associates has grown into the world’s largest hedge fund firm and manages $160 billion in assets.

Dalio lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. 

Delaware: Siblings Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder with $885million each

The parents of Robert Gore, 82, and Elizabeth Snyder, 72, founded materials firm  W.L. Gore & Associates in 1958.

Now the siblings have shares in the company which manufactures a wide range of products, from athletic and adventure clothing to medical products such as implants used in the human body.

Robert is the inventor of Gore-Tex, which is now a popular waterproof fabric. 

Robert lives in Newark, Delaware and Elizabeth lives in Wilmington.

Florida: Thomas Peterffy with $18.8billion

Thomas Peterffy, 74, made his fortune after first coming to the US at 21 years old  1965 without a penny to his name.

Now he’s the founder and CEO of the publicly traded discount brokerage, Interactive Brokers.

He descends from Hungarian nobility who were ravaged by the Soviets and today lives in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Florida: Thomas Peterffy, 74, with $18.8billion, made his fortune after first coming to the US at 21 years old 1965 without a penny to his name. Now he's the founder and CEO of the publicly traded discount brokerage, Interactive Brokers. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida

Florida: Thomas Peterffy, 74, with $18.8billion, made his fortune after first coming to the US at 21 years old 1965 without a penny to his name. Now he’s the founder and CEO of the publicly traded discount brokerage, Interactive Brokers. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida

Georgia: Jim Kennedy with $9.2billion

Jim Kennedy, 71, is a media and automotive industry mogul.

His grandfather, James. M. Cox, purchased the Dayton Evening News in 1898, and founded Cox Enterprises.

Kennedy is now the chairman of the company, which has expanded into the automotive realm.

Kennedy lives in Atlanta, where the company is headquartered.  

Georgia: Jim Kennedy, 71, with $9.2billion, is a media and automotive industry mogul. His grandfather, James. M. Cox, purchased the Dayton Evening News in 1898, and founded Cox Enterprises. Kennedy is now the chairman of the company, which has expanded into the automotive realm. Kennedy lives in Atlanta, where the company is headquartered

Georgia: Jim Kennedy, 71, with $9.2billion, is a media and automotive industry mogul. His grandfather, James. M. Cox, purchased the Dayton Evening News in 1898, and founded Cox Enterprises. Kennedy is now the chairman of the company, which has expanded into the automotive realm. Kennedy lives in Atlanta, where the company is headquartered

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar with $13.5billion

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar with $13.5billion 

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar with $13.5billion

Pierre Omidyar, 52, is the person responsible for online shopping pioneer sites eBay and PayPal.

Omidyar now serves on the board of eBay, which he founded in 1995. He’s also the founder of First Look Media, which has news site The Intercept as a subsidiary.

Omidyar shares ownerships of both Southern California and Mexico resort properties, as well.

He currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

Idaho: Frank VanderSloot with $3.5billion

Frank VanderSloot, 70, has made his billions selling nutrition and wellness products directly to 1.5 million consumers each month through an online store.

He is the founder and manages operations of Melaleuca, which produces over 400 products, including everything from health supplements to environmentally friendly household cleaners. 

VanderSloot also served as national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney during each of his two presidential bids.

He lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho. 

Idaho: Frank VanderSloo, 70

Illinois: Ken Griffin, 50

Idaho and Illinois: Frank VanderSloo, 70, (left) with $3.5billon, sells nutrition and wellness products directly to 1.5 million consumers each month through an online store. Ken Griffin, 50, (right)with $11.7billion, has been raking in the dough running a hedge fund where he lives in Chicago that manages $32 billion in assets

Illinois: Ken Griffin with $11.7billion

Ken Griffin, 50, has been raking in the dough running a hedge fund where he lives in Chicago that manages $32 billion in assets.

He’s the founder of Citadel, which he started in 1990, after spending three years trading from his Harvard dorm room.

Griffin also owns one of Wall Street’s largest market makers, Citadel Securities. 

Indiana: Carl Cook with $9.5billion

Carl Cook, 56, has capitalized on manufacturing medical devices to earn his spot on the list of the richest people in each of the 50 states.

Cook’s parents started Cook Group from their apartment in Bloomington, Indiana in 1963, the same town were Cook now lives.

He took over after his father died in 2011, and is currently the CEO of the company with brings in $2.4billion in revenue.  

Indiana: Carl Cook, 56

Iowa: Harry Stine, 77

Indiana and Iowa: Carl Cook, 56, (left) with $9.5billion has capitalized on manufacturing medical devices to earn his spot on the list of the richest people in each of the 50 states. Harry Stine, 77, (right) with $3.8billion, has gotten rich off the land beneath his feet coupled with modern science

Iowa: Harry Stine with $3.8billion

Harry Stine, 77, has gotten rich off the land beneath his feet, coupled with modern science.

Stine developed a love for agriculture after working in his father’s soybean cleaning business. 

He later founded and is now the CEO of Stine Seed Co, which licenses genetic material of corn and soybeans to the likes of Monsanto and Syngenta.

Stine lives in Adel, Iowa.  

Kansas: Charles Koch with $42billion

Charles Koch, 83, is another person who made his money off manufacturing the kinds of things we use every day in America.

He is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, which was founded by his father in 1940.

Charles took over in 1967. He now shares control with his younger brother, David. 

The company now pulls in $110 billion in revenue making everything from Dixie cups to fertilizer.

Charles lives in Wichita, Kansas. 

Kansas: Charles Koch, 83, with $42billion, made his money off manufacturing the kinds of things we use every day in America. He is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, which pulls in $110 billion in revenue making everything from Dixie cups to fertilizer. Charles lives in Wichita, Kansas

Kansas: Charles Koch, 83, with $42billion, made his money off manufacturing the kinds of things we use every day in America. He is the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, which pulls in $110 billion in revenue making everything from Dixie cups to fertilizer. Charles lives in Wichita, Kansas

Kentucky: Tamara Gustavson with $5.3billion

Tamara Gustavson, 57, has taken self storage to the bank as the largest shareholder of Public Storage.

Gustavson served as vice president of the company founded by her billionaire father before retiring in 2003 to start a family.

Her family also owns the Spendthrift Farm, a racehorse breeding farm, where she lives in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Kentuck: Tamara Gustavson, 57, (with her husband)

Louisiana: Gayle Benson, 72

Kentucky and Louisiana: Tamara Gustavson, 57, (left with her husband, right) with $5.3billion served as vice president of Public Storage, the company founded by her billionaire father before retiring in 2003 to start a family. Her family also owns the Spendthrift Farm, a racehorse breeding farm, where she lives in Lexington, Kentucky. Gayle Benson, 72, (right) with $2.9billion, is the owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. She now lives in New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana: Gayle Benson with $2.9billion

Gayle Benson, 72, is the owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

She was married to Tom Benson, who owned the teams before he passed away in March of 2018.

Benson took over the teams after reaching a confidential settlement with Tom’s daughter and grandchildren.

She now lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Maine: Susan Alfond inherited her wealth

Maine: Susan Alfond inherited her wealth

Maine: Susan Alfond with $1.7billion

Susan Alfond, 73, inherited her wealth along with her three siblings thanks to shrewd business moves by their father, Harold Alfond.

Harold founded Dexter Shoe Company and sold the company for $420 million in stock to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 1993.

Today, the Berkshire Hathaway shares are worth billions of dollars.

Susan currently lives in Scarborough, Maine. 

Maryland: Ted Lerner and family with $5.1billion

Ted Lerner, 93, is a real estate magnate thanks to a $250 loan from his wife, which he used to start his company in 1952.

Lerner first sold homes for developers before deciding to start building, himself.

Now he owns hotels, apartments and 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, with the majority of which located Washington, DC.

He now lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Maryland: Ted Lerner, 93

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson, 57

Maryland and Massachusetts: Ted Lerner, 93, with $5.1billion, is a real estate magnate thanks to a $250 loan from his wife, which he used to start his company in 1952. He owns hotels, apartments and 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, with the majority of which located Washington, DC. He now lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Abigail Johnson, 57, with $14.7billion, is chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investment, a mutual fund firm in Boston that manages $2.7 trillion in assets. She currently lives in the city of Milton, Massachusetts

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson with $14.7billion

Abigail Johnson, 57, has risen to the top of ranks among Massachusetts’ elite in the field of money management.

She is chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investment, a mutual fund firm in Boston that manages $2.7 trillion in assets. 

Johnson joined the firm full-time in 1988 and took the helm from her father, Edward Johnson III, in 2014.

She currently lives in the city of Milton, Massachusetts. 

Michigan: Daniel Gilbert with $6.8billion

Daniel Gilbert, 57, is the co-founder and owner of the country’s largest web-based mortgage lender. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers owner founded what would later become Quicken Loans in 1985, sold it in 1999 for $532 million, and acquired ownership again in 2002 for $64 million.

Gilbert has invested $2.5 billion of his fortune into revitalizing downtown Detroit by purchasing and renovating buildings.

He currently lives in Franklin, Michigan.  

Michigan: Daniel Gilbert, 57, with $6.8billion is the co-founder and owner of the country's largest web-based mortgage lender. The Cleveland Cavaliers owner founded what would later become Quicken Loans in 1985, sold it in 1999 for $532 million, and acquired ownership again in 2002 for $64 million. He currently lives in Franklin, Michigan

Michigan: Daniel Gilbert, 57, with $6.8billion is the co-founder and owner of the country’s largest web-based mortgage lender. The Cleveland Cavaliers owner founded what would later become Quicken Loans in 1985, sold it in 1999 for $532 million, and acquired ownership again in 2002 for $64 million. He currently lives in Franklin, Michigan

Minnesota: Glen Taylor with $2.9billion

Glen Taylor, 78, turned a wedding business into a printing powerhouse to make his billions.

In 1975, Taylor bought a wedding company for $2 million and developed it into printing firm Taylor Corp., which now has over $2 billion in sales.

Taylor also bought the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2014 for about $100 million, and owns shares in NBA’s Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Lynx.

He currently lives in Mankato, Minnesota.  

Minnesota: Glen Taylor, 78, with $2.9billion, bought a wedding company for $2 million in 1975 and developed it into printing firm Taylor Corp., which now has over $2 billion in sales. Taylor also bought the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2014 for about $100 million, and owns shares in NBA’s Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Lynx. He currently lives in Mankato, Minnesota

Minnesota: Glen Taylor, 78, with $2.9billion, bought a wedding company for $2 million in 1975 and developed it into printing firm Taylor Corp., which now has over $2 billion in sales. Taylor also bought the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2014 for about $100 million, and owns shares in NBA’s Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Lynx. He currently lives in Mankato, Minnesota

Mississippi: Thomas Duff and James Duff with $1.35billion each

Brothers Thomas, 62, and and James Duff, 58, have their hands in a lot of things, but their wealth is largely thanks to tires.

The two founded and co-own a holding company that generates $2.6 billion in revenue, called Duff Capital Investors.

Their father founded commercial tire dealer Southern Tire Mart in 1973, which is presently the firm’s most profitable asset.

Both Thomas and James live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

Missouri: Pauline Macmillan Keinath with $6.9billion

Pauline Macmillan Keinath, 85, is thought to be the largest shareholder of the country’s largest private company.

Cargill, founded by WW Cargill in 1865, started out as a single grain warehouse on the end of an Iowa railroad line.

Together the Cargill and MacMillan families own roughly 90 per cent of the company, though they no longer participate in its management. 

Macmillan Keinath now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Montana: Dennis Washington with $6.2billion

Dennis Washington, 84, has gotten rich off of digging up precious gemstones and building things.

Washington operates Washington Companies, which includes a copper mine and stakes in two diamond mines, plus ownership of a regional railroad.

At one point, the billionaire was a heavy crane operator. He now lives in Missoula, Montana.  

 

Montana: Dennis Washington, 84

Nebraska: Warren Buffett, 88

Montana and Nebraska: Dennis Washington, 84, (left) with $6.2billion, operates Washington Companies, which includes a copper mine and stakes in two diamond mines, plus ownership of a regional railroad. He now lives in Missoula, Montana. Warren Buffett, 88, (right) with $85billion, is a prolific investor through his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway controls over 60 companies, such as Geico, Duracell and Dairy Queen. Buffett famously started The Giving Pledge , encouraging billionaires to sign on to giving away half or more of their wealth to charities during their lifetimes. He’s already donated $3.5 billion. Buffett currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska

Nebraska: Warren Buffett with $85billion

Warren Buffet, 88, is a prolific investor through his company, Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway controls over 60 companies, such as Geico, Duracell and Dairy Queen. 

Buffett famously started The Giving Pledge, encouraging billionaires to sign on to giving away half or more of their wealth to charities during their lifetimes.

‘Were we to use more than 1 per cent of my claim checks [Berkshire Hathaway stock certificates] on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced,’ Buffett said.’ In contrast, that remaining 99 percent can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others.’

He’s already donated $3.5 billion. Buffett currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska.  

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson with $35.7billion

Sheldon Adelson, 85, owns over half of a gambling empire that spans the US and Asia, and brings in $14 billion in revenue.

Adelson is the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and also owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The frequent donor to Jewish causes and the Republican party lives in Las Vegas.  

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson, 85, with $35.7billion, owns over half of Las Vegas Sands, a gambling empire that spans the US and Asia, and brings in $14 billion in revenue. Adelson is the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and also owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He lives in Las Vegas

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson, 85, with $35.7billion, owns over half of Las Vegas Sands, a gambling empire that spans the US and Asia, and brings in $14 billion in revenue. Adelson is the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and also owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He lives in Las Vegas

New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli with $720million

Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli, 62, grew her wealth as part of the family business, a Luxembourg-based investment firm.

Now a US citizen, the German heiress sold her stake in JAB to others within the family in 2003.

The firm owns portions of a variety of international brands, including Reckitt Benckiser which sells hygiene and home products, and Coty, which focuses on beauty products.

Reimann-Ciardelli currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.  

New Jersey: John Overdeck with $6.1billion

John Overdeck, 49, has gotten rich operating a data-driven hedge fund that manages $57 billion in assets.

He co-founded Two Sigma Investments in 2001 with fellow billionaire David Siegel.

Prior to that worked at quantitative hedge fund D.E. Shaw, then spent two years working for Amazon.

Overdeck currently lives in Millburn, New Jersey.  

New Jersey: John Overdeck (right), 49, with $6.1billion, operates data-driven hedge fund Two Sigma Investments that manages $57 billion in assets. He co-founded it in 2001 with fellow billionaire David Siegel (left). Overdeck currently lives in Millburn, New Jersey. The two are pictured with former New York City Mayor, and richest person in New York, Michael Bloomberg (center)

New Jersey: John Overdeck (right), 49, with $6.1billion, operates data-driven hedge fund Two Sigma Investments that manages $57 billion in assets. He co-founded it in 2001 with fellow billionaire David Siegel (left). Overdeck currently lives in Millburn, New Jersey. The two are pictured with former New York City Mayor, and richest person in New York, Michael Bloomberg (center)

New Mexico: Mack C. Chase with $700million

Mark C. Chase,  88, is an oil tycoon who started offering pumping services to well owners before striking out on his own.

His first service company was called Marbob Energy. When he ventured into the oil fields for himself, he founded Mack Energy Corp. in 1988.

He really struck it rich in the Permian Basin oil fields in Texas and New Mexico.

Chase currently lives in Artesia, New Mexico.  

New Mexico: Mack C. Chase, 88

New York: Michael Bloomberg, 77

New Mexico and New York: Mack C. Chase, 88, (left) with $700million, is an oil tycoon who started offering pumping services to well owners before striking out on his own and founding Mack Energy Corp. in 1988. He currently lives in Artesia, New Mexico. Michael Bloomberg, 77, (right) with $53.8billion, co-founded a financial and media company that has really paid off. Bloomberg put up seed money for Bloomberg LP and now owns 88 percent of the venture with brings in over $9 billion in revenue. He currently lives in New York, New York

New York: Michael Bloomberg with $53.8billion 

Three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 77, co-founded a financial and media company that has really paid off.

Bloomberg put up seed money for Bloomberg LP and now owns 88 per cent of the venture with brings in over $9 billion in revenue.

He currently lives in New York, New York.  

North Carolina: James Goodnight with $9.1billion

James Goodnight, 76, has parlayed computer programs and operating systems into a sizable paycheck.

Goodnight and John Sall co-founded analytics software firm SAS in 1976. The company now generates over $3.2 billion in annual revenue with products used by more than 83,000 organizations around the globe.

Goodnight and Sall met while Goodnight was a PhD candidate at North Carolina State University. 

Goodnight currently lives in Cary, North Carolina. 

North Carolina: James Goodnight, 76, with $9.1billion, co-founded analytics software firm SAS in 1976. The company now generates over $3.2 billion in annual revenue with products used by more than 83,000 organizations around the globe. Goodnight currently lives in Cary, North Carolina

North Carolina: James Goodnight, 76, with $9.1billion, co-founded analytics software firm SAS in 1976. The company now generates over $3.2 billion in annual revenue with products used by more than 83,000 organizations around the globe. Goodnight currently lives in Cary, North Carolina

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson with $1billion

Hotel magnate Gary Tharaldson, 73, has bragging rights over becoming North Dakota’s first billionaire. 

Tharaldson currently operates more than 40 hotels in 14 states, after selling his first hotel portfolio in 2006 for $1.2billion. 

He also holds an ethanol plant in North Dakota and a large aquifer in Arizona.

Tharaldson currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota.

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson, 73, with $1billion has bragging rights over becoming North Dakota's first billionaire. Tharaldson currently operates more than 40 hotels in 14 states, after selling his first hotel portfolio in 2006 for $1.2billion. Tharaldson currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson, 73, with $1billion has bragging rights over becoming North Dakota’s first billionaire. Tharaldson currently operates more than 40 hotels in 14 states, after selling his first hotel portfolio in 2006 for $1.2billion. Tharaldson currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota

Ohio: Les Wexner and family with $4.7billion

Les Wexner, 81, is the man behind many of the clothing items worn across America.

Wexner started out in 1963 with a $5,000 loan from his aunt which he used to open The Limited.

He grew that into global retail empire L Brands, which brings in $12.6 billion through over 3,000 stores worldwide. Stores operating under L Brands include Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

Wexner currently lives in New Albany, Ohio. 

Ohio: Les Wexner, 81, with $4.7billion,started out in 1963 with a $5,000 loan from his aunt which he used to open The Limited. He grew that into global retail empire L Brands, which brings in $12.6 billion through over 3,000 stores worldwide. Wexner currently lives in New Albany, Ohio. Elizabeth Musamanno (left), Wexner (center), and Stella Maxwell (right) pose at the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards presented by Hearst Magazines in New York City

Ohio: Les Wexner, 81, with $4.7billion,started out in 1963 with a $5,000 loan from his aunt which he used to open The Limited. He grew that into global retail empire L Brands, which brings in $12.6 billion through over 3,000 stores worldwide. Wexner currently lives in New Albany, Ohio. Elizabeth Musamanno (left), Wexner (center), and Stella Maxwell (right) pose at the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards presented by Hearst Magazines in New York City

Oklahoma: Harold Hamm and family with $11.8billion

Harold Hamm, 73, pioneered the controversial practice of fracking, which involves creating cracks in deeprock formations with the help of pressurized liquid to aid in drilling for natural gas and petroleum.

The 13th child of sharecroppers, Hamm started out at a young age picking cotton without shoes on his feet and worked at a gas station from the age of 16 to help his family make ends meet.

Hamm now runs one of the country’s largest independent oil companies, Continental Resources. 

The company harvests much of its oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation to produce more than 200,000 barrels per day.

Hamm currently lives in Oklahoma City. 

Harold Hamm, 73

Oregon: Phil Knight, 81

Oklahoma and Oregon: Harold Hamm, 73, (left) with $11.8billion, pioneered the controversial practice of fracking, which involves creating cracks in deeprock formations with the help of pressurized liquid to aid in drilling for natural gas and petroleum. Hamm now runs one of the country’s largest independent oil companies, Continental Resources. Hamm currently lives in Oklahoma City. Phil Knight, 81, (right) with $35billion,co-founded what would later become Nike with his former University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman. Knight eventually bought out Bowerman and ran the sports apparel behemoth until for over five decades before retiring three years ago, in June of 2016. Knight currently lives in Hillsboro, Oregon

Oregon: Phil Knight and family with $35billion

Phil Knight, 81,  co-founded what would later become Nike with his former University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman.

Knight eventually bought out Bowerman and ran the sports apparel behemoth until for over five decades before retiring three years ago, in June of 2016.

Knight and his family remain the largest shareholders in the business that brings in $36.4 billion.

Knight currently lives in Hillsboro, Oregon.  

Pennsylvania: Victoria Mars with $7billion 

Victoria Mars, 62, has done well for herself in the candy and food space, though the source of her wealth is bittersweet.

She acquired her estimated eight per cent share of Mars Inc. through inheritance from her father, Forrest Mars Jr., who passed away in 2016. 

The candy company famous for its Milky Way bars and M&Ms was founded by her great-grandfather, Frank Marks, in 1911.

Victoria currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania: Victoria Mars, 62, with $7billion, acquired her estimated eight per cent share of Mars Inc. through inheritance from her father, Forrest Mars Jr., who passed away in 2016. The candy company famous for its Milky Way bars and M&Ms was founded by her great-grandfather, Frank Marks, in 1911. Victoria currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania: Victoria Mars, 62, with $7billion, acquired her estimated eight per cent share of Mars Inc. through inheritance from her father, Forrest Mars Jr., who passed away in 2016. The candy company famous for its Milky Way bars and M&Ms was founded by her great-grandfather, Frank Marks, in 1911. Victoria currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson with $1.8billion

Jonathan Nelson, 63, is the top dog at a private equity firm with a diverse portfolio.

Nelson is the CEO of Providence Equity Partners, which he founded in 1989 and now has stakes in more than 180 companies.

His varied investments include many businesses within the media, communications, education and information sectors, including Hulu and the Ironman triathlon.

Nelson currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. =

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson, 63,

South Carolina: Anita Zucker, 67, with $1.8billion, is the head of a private, family-owned chemical manufacturing company InterTech Group, which was founded by her late usband, Jerry Zucker, who died in 2008. Zucker lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where the company is based

Rhode Island and South Carolina: Jonathan Nelson, 63, (left) with $1.8billion, is the CEO of Providence Equity Partners, which he founded in 1989 and now has stakes in more than 180 companies. Nelson currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Anita Zucker, 67, (right) with $1.8billion, is the head of a private, family-owned chemical manufacturing company InterTech Group, which was founded by her late usband, Jerry Zucker, who died in 2008. Zucker lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where the company is based

South Carolina: Anita Zucker with $1.8billion

Anita Zucker, 67, is the head of a private, family-owned chemical manufacturing company. 

She is the CEO of InterTech Group, which was founded by her late usband, Jerry Zucker, who died in 2008.

InterTech Group also holds an aerospace engineering firm and extensive commercial real estate. 

Zucker lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where the company is based. 

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford with $2.5billion

T. Denny Sanford, 83, has gotten rich off of providing high-risk borrowers with credit card offers.

Sanford’s company, First Premier Bank, is the largest issuers of Visa and Mastercards.

In his lifetime, the philanthropist has already given more than $1.6 billion to charity. 

He currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford, 83, with $2.5billion, oerates First Premier Bank, the largest issuers of Visa and Mastercards, focused on high-risk borrowers. In his lifetime, the philanthropist has already given more than $1.6 billion to charity. He currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford, 83, with $2.5billion, oerates First Premier Bank, the largest issuers of Visa and Mastercards, focused on high-risk borrowers. In his lifetime, the philanthropist has already given more than $1.6 billion to charity. He currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Tennessee: Thomas Frist Jr. and family with $11.7billion

Thomas Frist Jr., 80, concentrated his efforts in the surgical facility and hospital space to rise to the top in Tennessee.

Frist Jr. and his father founded HCA Healthcare in 1968, which operates hospitals and surgical centers in the US and London.

The public company now operates 179 hospitals and 119 surgical centers, and his two sons sit on the board. 

Frist now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Texas: Alice Walton with $50.1billion

Alice Walton, 69, is the richest woman on this list of the richest people in each of the 50 states thanks to the entrepreneurship of her father, Sam Walton.

Her father founded Walmart, providing her the opportunity to open the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas in 2011. The museum displays the works of Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Mark Rothko.

Alice is the only daughter of Sam. She currently lives in Forth Worth, Texas.  

Texas: Alice Walton, 69, with $50.1billion, is the richest woman on this list of the richest people in each of the 50 states thanks to the entrepreneurship of her father, Sam Walton. Her father founded Walmart, providing her the opportunity to open the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas in 2011. She currently lives in Forth Worth, Texas

Texas: Alice Walton, 69, with $50.1billion, is the richest woman on this list of the richest people in each of the 50 states thanks to the entrepreneurship of her father, Sam Walton. Her father founded Walmart, providing her the opportunity to open the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas in 2011. She currently lives in Forth Worth, Texas 

Utah: Gail Miller with $1.5billion

Gail Miller, 75, played no small part in turning a single car dealership into a chain of 64 dealerships that bring in an estimated $5.1 billion in revenue.

She founded the first Toyota dealership with her husband, Larry, who died in 2009.

As a couple, the two also bought the NBA’s Utah Jazz for $22 million in 1986. That investment paid off many times over, with the team now valued at $1.4 billion.

Miller currently lives in Salt Lake City.  

Utah: Gail Miller, 75, with $1.5billion, worked with her husband to turn a single Toyota dealership into a chain of 64 dealerships that bring in an estimated $5.1 billion in revenue. Her husband, Larry, who died in 2009. They also bought the Utah Jazz. Miller currently lives in Salt Lake City

Utah: Gail Miller, 75, with $1.5billion, worked with her husband to turn a single Toyota dealership into a chain of 64 dealerships that bring in an estimated $5.1 billion in revenue. Her husband, Larry, who died in 2009. They also bought the Utah Jazz. Miller currently lives in Salt Lake City

Vermont: John Abele, 82, with $640million co-founded medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific in 1979 and was able to retire in 2005. Abele currently lives in Shelburne, Vermont

Vermont: John Abele, 82, with $640million co-founded medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific in 1979 and was able to retire in 2005. Abele currently lives in Shelburne, Vermont

Vermont: John Abele with $640million

John Abele, 82, amassed his fortune by banking on less invasive, more accessible medical treatments.

He co-founded medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific in 1979 to achieve that end and was able to retire in 2005.

After his departure he began selling off his stake, though he still owns a small share in the company.

Abele has partnered recently with AOL cofounder Steve Case to invest in edtech startup Knowledgehook.

Abele currently lives in Shelburne, Vermont. 

Virginia: Jacqueline Mars with $28.1billion

Jacqueline Mars, 79, like relative Victoria, is part of the world’s largest candy making dynasty.

She is the granddaughter of Frank Mars, and now owns one-third of Mars Inc.

Jacqueline served on the board of the company until 2016, and had worked for the family business for two decades. 

Jacqueline currently lives in The Plains, Virginia. 

Washington: Jeff Bezos and family with $157billion

Jeff Bezos, 55, is the richest man in the world, even after accounting for transferring a quarter of his 16 per cent share in the company he founded to his ex-wife, MacKenzie.

Bezos famously founded e-commerce giant Amazon from their garage in Bellevue, Washington in 1994, not long after the two married 25 years ago.

In 2018, the site pulled in $230 billion in revenues and netted $10 billion in profit.

Bezos currently lives in Seattle. 

Washington: Jeff Bezos, 55, is the richest man in the world, even after accounting for transferring a quarter of his 16 per cent share in the company he founded to his ex-wife, MacKenzie. Bezos currently lives in Seattle

Washington: Jeff Bezos, 55, is the richest man in the world, even after accounting for transferring a quarter of his 16 per cent share in the company he founded to his ex-wife, MacKenzie. Bezos currently lives in Seattle

West Virginia: Jim Justice II with $1.5billion

Despite his riches, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice II, 68, has seemingly had a difficult time paying his debts.

Justice got rich in the coal industry, making him the state’s only billionaire, but he’s been slapped with millions in penalties and liens over the past three years.

Justice faces over $10 million court-ordered penalties and $13 million in tax-related liens.

He also owns the Greenbrier resort, which includes five golf courses, 19 restaurants and lounges, a spa and a scasino, located in White Sulphur Springs.

Justice currently lives in Lewisburg, West Virginia. 

West Virginia: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice II, 68, with $1.5billion, got rich in the coal industry, making him the state's only billionaire, but he's been slapped with millions in penalties and liens over the past three years. Justice currently lives in Lewisburg, West Virginia

West Virginia: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice II, 68, with $1.5billion, got rich in the coal industry, making him the state’s only billionaire, but he’s been slapped with millions in penalties and liens over the past three years. Justice currently lives in Lewisburg, West Virginia

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr. with $11.4billion

John Menard Jr., 79, has a firm hold in the home improvement space with foothold in Middle America.

His over 300 retail locations, called Menard’s, bring in an estimated $10 billion in revenue.

Menard’s competes with the likes of Home Depot and Lowe’s, with stores spanning from Wyoming to Ohio. 

Menard currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr., 79 (left), with $11.4billion, has over 300 retail locations, called Menard's, bring in an estimated $10 billion in revenue. Menard currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr., 79 (left), with $11.4billion, has over 300 retail locations, called Menard’s, bring in an estimated $10 billion in revenue. Menard currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Wyoming: John Mars with $28.1billion

John Mars, 83, is the third of the Mars trio to inherit a stake in Mars Inc.

John, Jaqueline and Forrest Jr. (who died in 2016 and passed his portion on to daughter Victoria) each were left with one-third share ownership of the company with their father died in 1999.

The Milky Way bar was the sweet treat that put the company on the map when it launched in 1923.  

John currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming. 

Wyoming: John Mars, 83, with $28.1billion, is the third of the Mars trio to inherit a stake in Mars Inc. John, Jaqueline and Forrest Jr. (who died in 2016 and passed his portion on to daughter Victoria) each were left with one-third share ownership of the company with their father died in 1999. John currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming. John is pictured being presented an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) at Windsor Castle on April 29, 2015 as his wife Adrienne (right) looks on

Wyoming: John Mars, 83, with $28.1billion, is the third of the Mars trio to inherit a stake in Mars Inc. John, Jaqueline and Forrest Jr. (who died in 2016 and passed his portion on to daughter Victoria) each were left with one-third share ownership of the company with their father died in 1999. John currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming. John is pictured being presented an honorary knighthood by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (left) at Windsor Castle on April 29, 2015 as his wife Adrienne (right) looks on

Richest people in each of the 50 states, listed alphabetically by state 

Alabama: Jimmy Rane – $900million

Alaska: Leonard Hyde, Jonathan Rubini & families – $300million each

Arizona: Ernest Garcia II – $5.6billion

Arkansas: Jim Walton – $51.1 billion

California: Mark Zuckerberg – $71billion

Colorado: Philip Anschutz – $12billion

Connecticut: Ray Dalio – $18.4 billion

Delaware: Robert Gore & Elizabeth Snyder – $885million each

Florida: Thomas Peterffy – $18.8billion

Georgia: Jim Kennedy – $9.2billion

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar – $13.5billion

Idaho: Frank VanderSloot – $3.5billion

Illinois: Ken Griffin – $11.7billion

Indiana: Carl Cook – $9.5billion

Iowa: Harry Stine – $3.8billion

Kansas: Charles Koch – $42billion

Kentucky: Tamara Gustavson – $5.3billion

Louisiana: Gayle Benson – $2.9billion

Maine: Susan Alfond – $1.7billion

Maryland: Ted Lerner & family – $5.1billion

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson – $14.7billion

Michigan: Daniel Gilbert – $6.8billion

Minnesota: Glen Taylor – $2.9billion

Mississippi: James Duff & Thomas Duff – $1.35billion each

Missouri: Pauline Macmillan Keinath – $6.9billion

Montana: Dennis Washington – $6.2billion

Nebraska: Warren Buffett – $85billion

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson – $35.7billion

New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli – $720million

New Jersey: John Overdeck – $6.1billion

New Mexico: Mack C. Chase – $700million

New York: Michael Bloomberg – $53.8billion

North Carolina: James Goodnight – $9.1billion

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson – $1billion

Ohio: Les Wexner & family – $4.7billion

Oklahoma: Harold Hamm & family – $11.8billion

Oregon: Phil Knight & family – $35billion

Pennsylvania: Victoria Mars – $7billion

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson – $1.8billion

South Carolina: Anita Zucker – $1.8billion

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford –  $2.5billion

Tennessee: Thomas Frist Jr. & family – $11.7billion

Texas: Alice Walton – $50.1billion

Utah: Gail Miller – $1.5billion

Vermont: John Abele – $640million

Virginia: Jacqueline Mars – $28.1billion

Washington: Jeff Bezos & family – $157billion

West Virginia: Jim Justice II – $1.5billion

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr. – $11.4billion

Wyoming: John Mars – $28.1billion 

Source: Forbes 

 

Richest people in each of the 50 states, ranked by largest fortune

Washington: Jeff Bezos & family – $157billion

Nebraska: Warren Buffett – $85billion

California: Mark Zuckerberg – $71billion

New York: Michael Bloomberg – $53.8billion

Arkansas: Jim Walton – $51.1 billion

Texas: Alice Walton – $50.1billion

Kansas: Charles Koch – $42billion

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson – $35.7billion

Oregon: Phil Knight & family – $35billion

Virginia: Jacqueline Mars – $28.1billion

Wyoming: John Mars – $28.1billion

Florida: Thomas Peterffy – $18.8billion

Connecticut: Ray Dalio – $18.4 billion

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson – $14.7billion

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar – $13.5billion

Colorado: Philip Anschutz – $12billion

Oklahoma: Harold Hamm & family – $11.8billion

Illinois: Ken Griffin – $11.7billion

Tennessee: Thomas Frist Jr. & family – $11.7billion

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr. – $11.4billion

Indiana: Carl Cook – $9.5billion

Georgia: Jim Kennedy – $9.2billion

North Carolina: James Goodnight – $9.1billion

Pennsylvania: Victoria Mars – $7billion

Missouri: Pauline Macmillan Keinath – $6.9billion

Michigan: Daniel Gilbert – $6.8billion

Montana: Dennis Washington – $6.2billion

New Jersey: John Overdeck – $6.1billion

Arizona: Ernest Garcia II – $5.6billion

Kentucky: Tamara Gustavson – $5.3billion

Maryland: Ted Lerner & family – $5.1billion

Ohio: Les Wexner & family – $4.7billion

Iowa: Harry Stine – $3.8billion

Idaho: Frank VanderSloot – $3.5billion

Louisiana: Gayle Benson – $2.9billion

Minnesota: Glen Taylor – $2.9billion

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford – $2.5billion

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson – $1.8billion

South Carolina: Anita Zucker – $1.8billion

Maine: Susan Alfond – $1.7billion

Utah: Gail Miller – $1.5billion

West Virginia: Jim Justice II – $1.5billion

Mississippi: James Duff & Thomas Duff – $1.35billion each

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson – $1billion

Alabama: Jimmy Rane – $900million

Delaware: Robert Gore & Elizabeth Snyder – $885million each

New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli – $720million

New Mexico: Mack C. Chase – $700million

Vermont: John Abele – $640million

Alaska: Leonard Hyde, Jonathan Rubini & families – $300million each

  Source: Forbes 

 

 

 

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