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49 Wealthiest Americans by State

Jimmy Rane’s net worth amounts to around $900 million. 

He is the CEO of Alabama’s Great Southern Wood Preserving. They make numerous lumber products including desks and fences.  He is also popularly known as “The Yella Fella,” where his cowboy and staring in his own commercials.

Leonard Hyde worked with Jonathan Rubini are worth $300 million each.

They own the biggest buildings in Alaska, including the iconic J.L. Tower and the ConocoPhillips Tower. They are also in charge of the Alaskan military housing development and own several hotel chains both in and out of Alaska.

Ernest Garcia is the richest person in Arizona with a fortune of $5.6 billion!

He is currently the biggest shareholder of Carvana, an online platform that sells old cars and helps people get car loans. The company was founded by one of Ernest’s sons, Ernest Garcia III. He is also the founder and CEO of DriveTime, one of the largest car retailer shops in the U.S.

Jim Walton is the youngest son of the founder of Walmart, Sam Walton. He’s worth $51.1 billion.

While Walmart already boasts an impressive financial portfolio, Jim is also the founder of Arvest Bank. This definitely sets him up as the most wealthy person in Arkansas!

As the founder of Facebook, Zuckerberg is currently worth $97.2 billion.

As you probably know,  he created Facebook during his Harvard days back in 2004 at the age of 19. He’s also been mired in controversy surrounding the way he’s run the company. Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny his innovative qualities have made a massive mark on humanity.

Philip Anschutz is  the richest person in Colorado, with a net worth of about $12 billion.

He currently owns the LA Kings, LA Galaxy, and is a minority owner of the LA Lakers. Plus, his Anschutz Entertainment Group operates more than 100 arenas and concert venues worldwide, making him a super wealthy man.

Ray Dalio’s life story is the classic rags-to-riches tale. He’s the richest person in Connecticut, with an $18.4 billion net worth.

He started out as a golf caddy and, at 9 years old, started playing in the market based on tips from the golf players he was assisting. He launched Bridgewater from his apartment in New York and is now the founder of Dalio, the world’s largest hedge firm, making 

 The duo has amassed around $885 million each, making them the richest people in Delaware.

Thankfully, the siblings have worked very well together, which doesn’t always happen when family members go into business together. They founded the Gore-Tex, a revolutionary waterproof, lightweight fabric widely used from outdoor clothing to footwear to camping equipment. 

Thomas Peterffy is Florida’s richest person with a net worth of $18.8 billion.

He is the CEO and founder of Interactive Brokers, which is a trading platform for investors. He also owns around 500,000 acres of land in the United States. Thomas came to the U.S. from Hungary at 21 and is certainly living “The American Dream.”

Jim Kennedy inherited the Cox Enterprises empire and has amassed a fortune of $9.4 billion.

His company was founded in 1898 and includes cable television company Cox Communications, as well as a number of other brands in television, newspaper, and the internet. Jim loves nature and has invested millions of dollars into preservation efforts in the South and beyond.

Pierre Omidyar is the founder of a little company called eBay, which has brought him a net work of $22.6 billion.

Aside from eBay, Pierre also owns a couple of resorts in California and Mexico. His passion lies in innovating new technologies and opportunities for people to thrive.  Omidyar was born in Paris and is the son of Iranian parents who migrated to France for higher education. He was given the name of Parviz. His father, Cyrus Omidyar is a surgeon who worked as a urologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and now practices in Aliso Viejo, California.

Frank Vandersloot is worth $2.7 billion after founding Melaleuca, which offers various natural and healthy products, from supplements to eco-friendly cleaners. 

He sells to every 1.5 million consumers monthly through his online store, making him the wealthiest person in Idaho. His net worth is $2.7 billion.  Frank was born into a poor farming family and ran the farm while his father worked a railroad job. He then lived in a laundromat to pay his way through school. He is a major landowner with an estimated 117,500 acres across Idaho, Utah and Montana. He also runs a leading purebred Angus cattle operation.

Ken Griffin is the CEO and founder of Citadel, which is a hedge-fund primarily based in Chicago. Citadel manages around $32 billion in assets. 

Ken first started his trading business from his Harvard dorm room, and it grew into a hedge fund three years later. Griffin’s net worth is $15 billion.

Carl Cook is best known for his company Cook Group, which manufactures medical devices. His net worth is $10.5 billion.

His parents created the company in their apartment in the 60s. After graduating from college, Cook traveled to France and Germany for a year. He then ended up coming home and joining the family businesses setting up computers for the Cook Group. The rest is history, as he now leads his parents’ company.

Harry Stine’s net worth is $5.4 billion after getting into the business of selling seeds.

He’s a farmer’s son, and his upbringing influenced him to build Stine Seed Co., an agricultural firm that licenses corn and soybean genetics. His seeds have ended up in the hands of some pretty controversial companies including Monsanto and Syngenta.When asked about his love for seeds, Harry shares that his fascination began when he was just a small boy.

Charles Koch is the CEO and founder of the Koch industries, which has over $110 billion in revenue. His net worth is estimated at $44.9 billion.

His company manufactures everything from Dixie cups, paper towels, and fertilizers and airbag fibers. His father was the founder, and then Charles became its leader after his dad passed away. He’s also known for his conservative-leaning politics and penchant for investing millions of dollars to further his political interests.

Tamara Gustavson  is worth $5.3 billion and is the largest shareholder of Public Storage.

She own and ran Public storage with her father and was the vice president of the company. She left in 2003 to focus on raising her children.

Gayle Benson is the owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.  She is the richest person in Louisiana, with a net worth of $2.9 billion.

Benson began her career in receptionist and secretarial positions while doing interior design before buying and renovating businesses with her second husband, Thomas “T-Bird” Bird. Following their divorce, Benson continued an interior decorating business called Gayle Bird Interiors. Benson became the owner of both the Saints and Pelicans following the death of her husband Tom.

Harold Alfond, who founded the Dexter Shoe Co., passed away and as a result, his daughter Susan Alfond and her three siblings became instant billionaires. She is currently worth $2.1 billion.

She three children, Emily Pearl, Daniel Pearl, and David Pearl.

Ted Lerner is the richest man in Maryland with a net worth of $5.1 billion.He became rich through his real estate business. He currently owns 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, hotels, and apartments in the Washington D.C. area.

He became rich through his real estate business. He currently owns 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, hotels, and apartments in the Washington D.C. area. 

Abigail Johnson is currently the CEO of Fidelity Investment, a mutual fund firm with over $2.7 trillion in asset value. 

She took over as the CEO from her father, Edward Johnson III, and she has worked full-time ever since, making her the richest person in Massachusetts with $14.7 billion net worth.

Daniel Gilbert co-founded Quicken Loans, which is the U.S.’s largest online mortgage lender since the mid-1980s. He is currently worth $57.3 billion.

Daniel sold Quicken Loans to Intuit for about $532 million but then later bought it for $64 million. Aside from the loaning industry, he also owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

Glen Taylor is now the richest man in Minnesota with a $2.9 billion net worth.

He first bought a wedding service business and turned it into Taylor Corp., a printing firm worth over $2 billion. He is also a shareholder of the NBA’s Timberwolves, WNBA’s Lynx, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. 

Mississippi’s richest people are Thomas Duff and James Duff, with $1.35 billion each. 

The brothers co-founded Duff Capital Investors, which earned over $2.6 billion in revenue. The firm’s biggest asset is a commercial tire dealer, Southern Tire Mart, founded by their father back in 1973.

Pauline MacMillan Keinath is the largest shareholder of Cargill, the largest private company in the United States. Pauline is currently worth $4.9 billion.

Pauline’s great-grandfather founded Cargill in Iowa, and the family still owns 90 percent of the company. She is married, with four children, and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dennis Washington found his fortune in construction and mining. He has a net worth of $6.4 billion.

He was previously a crane operator and also owns a mining business, a regional railroad, and shares in two diamond mines. 

With a whopping $85 billion net worth, Warren Buffett is the richest man in Nebraska.

 He is currently the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the most successful investment companies in the United States. He also owns Geico and Dairy Queen.  While most 11-year-old boys were playing baseball and reading comic books, Buffett bought stocks. In the spring of 1942, at 11 years old, Buffett purchased six shares of Cities Service Preferred (now known as CITGO) for $38 a piece. The rest is history!

German heiress Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli is the richest person in New Hampshire with $720 million.

She sold her shares to other family members back in 2003. The company sold consumer goods with known international brands, including hygiene and home products. Also, JAB’s holdings include Peet’s Coffee, Krispy Kreme, and Panera Bread.

John Overdeck is a hedge fund manager and co-founder and co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments in New York City. He is currently worth $6.5 billion.

Prior to co-founding Two Sigma Investments, John was a managing director at D.E. Shaw & Co., and a vice president at Amazon.com.

Mack C. Chase found his fortune in oil with oil fields in Texas and New Mexico. He is the richest person in New Mexico, with a $700 million net worth.

He co-founded Marbob Energy Corporation, a pumping service to well owners, and then built the Mack Energy Corporation back in the late 1980s. 

Former New York major Michael Bloomberg worth $55.5 billion.

Bloomberg grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School. He began his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers before forming his own company in 1981. That company, Bloomberg L.P., is a financial information, software and media firm that is known for its Bloomberg Terminal.

James Howard Goodnight is a software developer and has been the CEO of SAS Institute since 1976. His net worth currently stands at $13.5 billion.

Goodnight met his wife, Ann, while he was a senior at North Carolina State University, and she was attending Meredith College. They have been married approximately five decades and have three children

Gary Tharaldson is North Dakota’s first-ever billionaire and has a net worth of $1 billion.

He sold his first hotel for over $1.2 billion and built even more properties with the profit. Currently, he owns over 40 hotels across 14 states. He also owns an aquifer in Arizona and an ethanol plant in North Dakota. 

Les Wexner is the founding father of L Brands, a global retail empire that includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. Now, he owns over 3,000 stores across the globe and is worth $6.1 billion. He started with a $5000 loan from his aunt and opened The Limited, Inc., which sold various clothes from shirts to pants.

In recent years, the brand has struggled to keep up with competition and failed to respond to changing tastes among women who want more comfortable styles. He has also struggled due to his connection with the late Jeffery Epstein who ran Les’ money in the late 1980s and sat on his charitable foundation for 15 years ending in 2007. 

Harold Hamm is the richest man in Oklahoma State with a new worth of $7.8 billion. 

He owns Continental Resources, which is one of the biggest oil companies in the United States. It is so big, in fact, that it produces around 200,000 barrels a day. Harold began his career working at a gas station and apparently learned quickly to become one of the wealthiest men in the world!

Phil Knight is the co-founder and current chair emeritus of Nike. His current net worth is estimated at $39.2 billion.

He founded the company while he was competing in track and field at the University of Oregon under coach Bill Bowerman, who later became a co-founder of Nike. 

Victoria Mars has made her empire by being the founder of sweet concoctions like M&Ms and Milky Ways. She is currently worth $7.8 billion.

She is a fourth generation member of the Mars family. She started her career working for Mars, Incorporated in Haguenau, France in 1978, where she served as Assistant Brand Manager for Milky Way, followed by Export Manager. She inherited about 8 percent stake of Mars Inc. in 2016, which made her a billionaire.

Jonathan Nelson is the founding father and the current CEO of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm based in Providence, Rhode Island. He has a net worth of $1.8 billion.

The company has investments in a plethora of other companies, which have roots in media, communications, education, and IT. This includes the television and movie service Hulu.

Anita Zucker was originally the chair of the Hudson’s Bay Company, but took over as the CEO of The Intertech Group after her husband passed away. She is worth $1.9 billion.

She is currently the richest person in South Carolina with a net worth of $1.9 billion. Anita donated more than $75 million to philanthropic causes from 2013 to 2018, with an emphasis on education and health.

T. Denny Sanford is the richest man in South Dakota with a net worth of $2.5 billion. 

He found his fortune in banking – and the founder of First Premier Bank, which markets credit cards to those with low credit scores who may be considered “high risk” to other banks. 

Thomas Frist Jr. is the founder of HCA healthcare and his net worth is $11.7 billion.

Thomas grew up in Belle Meade on the west side of Nashville and attended Montgomery Bell Academy, a Nashville prep school for boys. He was married to Patricia C. Frist from 1961 until her death in 2021 and has three children. 

Alice Walton, is the only daughter of Walmart’s founder Sam Walton. At $60.8 billion, she’s the richest woman in the world.

She focused on curating art rather than the business part of Walmart and opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the community to enjoy. The museum showcases Warhol, Rockwell, Rothko’s works, and more. 

Gail Miller, with her late husband, Larry Miller, turned a single Toyota dealership into (as of 2019) a $5.4 billion chain of car dealerships. 

When her husband passed away she became the chair of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. She was also the owner of the NBA’s Utah Jazz until she sold the team in 2020, while still retaining a minority stake. She is the richest person in the state of Utah with a net worth of $1.9 billion.

John Abele found fortune in the healthcare industry as he co-founded the medical device manufacturing company Boston Scientific. He is worth $3.3 billion.

His first job was at a light-fixture company in the Midwest; he later moved back to New England to work for a small medical company near Boston. Soon after he branched out on his own and co-founded Boston Scientific with Peter Nicholas. 

Like her sister Victoria, Jacqueline Mars owns a third of the Mars family fortune. She is currently worth $28.1 billion.

 She spent most of her working years with the company and was also a board member, making her the richest woman in Virginia. 

Jeff Bezos is currently the richest man on the planet with a whopping $192.6 billion net worth! 

He is a co-founder of Amazon, which has $230 billion in revenue. Before becoming the richest person in the world, Bezos came from humble beginnings. The son of a teenage mother and absent father, Bezos showed promise at an early age. After graduating from Princeton University and leaving his finance career, Bezos launched Amazon from his garage in Seattle.

Jim Justice II is the governor and the only billionaire in the state of West Virginia. He has amassed $1.2 billion over the years. 

The Governor joined his family’s business in 1976. Because of his strong interest in nature and the outdoors, he started Justice Family Farms in 1977 in beautiful Monroe County, West Virginia. Under his direction, Justice Farming Operations has grown to be a major agricultural enterprise. His companies farm more than 50,000 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

John Menard Jr. has a net worth of $11.4 billion after founding the Home Depot and Lowe’s.

He rakes in around $10 billion from his stores in over 300 locations across the country, which makes him the richest man in Wisconsin.

John Mars owns a third of the famous Mars Inc. and has a net worth of $28.1 billion.

If you love Mars candy bars, M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, and numerous other candy bars, you can thank John’s Family. He has two famous sisters, Veronica and Jacqueline, who are also billionaires featured on this list.


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