The Richest Person In Every US State

Last Updated by Nate Wek on

According to Forbes Magazine, here's a list showing the richest person in each state. Can you guess the richest South Dakotan without looking? 

StateNameNet WorthOrigin of Wealth
AlabamaGarry Drummond$980 Mcoal
AlaskaRobert Gillam$320 Mmoney management
ArizonaBruce Halle$6 Btires
ArkansasJim Walton$37.6 BWal-Mart
CaliforniaLarry Ellison$52.8 BOracle
ColoradoCharles Ergen$18.2 BDish Network
ConnecticutRay Dalio$15.4 Bhedge funds
DelawareRobert Gore$675 MGore-Tex
DelawareElizabeth Snyder$675 MGore-Tex
FloridaMicky Arison$7.4 BCarnival Cruises
GeorgiaAnne Cox Chambers$17 Bmedia
HawaiiPierre Omidyar$8.1 BEbay
IdahoScott Simplot$2.3 Bfertilizer
IllinoisKen Griffin$6.6 Bhedge funds
IndianaCarl Cook$6.7 Bmedical devices
IowaHarry Stine$3.4 Bagriculture
KansasCharles Koch$42.7 Bdiversified
KentuckyB. Wayne Hughes$2.5 Bself storage
LouisianaTom Benson$1.9 BNew Orleans Saints
MaineBill Alfond$1.2 Bshoes
MaineSusan Alfond$1.2 Bshoes
MarylandTed Lerner$5 Breal estate
MassachusettsAbigail Johnson$13.4 Bmoney management
MichiganHank & Doug Meijer$10.1 Bsupermarkets
MinnesotaWhitney MacMillan$4.7 BCargill
MississippiLeslie Lampton$1 Boil refining, chemicals
MissouriJack Taylor$12.7 BEnterprise Rent-A-Car
MontanaDennis Washington$5.8 Bconstruction, mining
NebraskaWarren Buffett$70.2 BBerkshire Hathaway
NevadaSheldon Adelson$29.7 Bcasinos
New HampshireAndrea Reimann-Ciardelli$1 Bconsumer goods
New JerseyDavid Tepper$10.4 Bhedge funds
New MexicoMack C. Chase$650 Moil
New YorkDavid Koch$42.7 Bdiversified
North CarolinaJames Goodnight$7.5 Bsoftware
North DakotaGary Tharaldson$930 MHotels
OhioLeslie Wexner$7.5 Bretail
OklahomaHarold Hamm$13.3 Boil & gas
OregonPhil Knight$22.9 BNike
PennsylvaniaMary Alice Dorrance Malone$3.2 BCampbell Soup
Rhode IslandJonathan Nelson$2.1 Bprivate equity
South CarolinaAnita Zucker$2.2 Bchemicals
South DakotaT. Denny Sanford$1.4 BBanking, credit cards
TennesseeThomas Frist, Jr.$8.2 Bhealth care
TexasAlice Walton$36.4 BWal-Mart
UtahJon Huntsman$1.1 Bchemicals
VermontJohn Abele$600 Mhealthcare
VirginiaJacqueline Mars$26.8 Bcandy
WashingtonBill Gates$78.8 BMicrosoft
West VirginiaJim Justice, II.$1.7 Bcoal
WisconsinJohn Menard, Jr.$9.1 Bretail
WyomingChristy Walton$39.1 BWal-Mart

Do any of these surprise you? Did anyone you were thinking of NOT make the list?

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