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Jun 22 2017
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Forbes has just released its compilation of the richest person in every state of the United States of America. The U.S. has more billionaires than any other country in the world, at least that was what Forbes claims. China would, of course, dispute this claim as a different study showed the Middle Kingdom of China has more billionaires than the U.S.

 

The American business magazine counted 565 American billionaires for its 2017 list of the World’s Billionaires. China would probably laugh it off as the kingdom has at least 609 billionaires. Anyway, different criteria and methodology used to compile the list of billionaires would produce different results. Regardless, the trophy belongs to either the U.S. or China only.

Forbes Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017

America has at least a billionaire in every of its 50 states – except in 7 states – namely Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota and Vermont. Last year, there were only 6 states without a billionaire. The state which has dropped from the list is Mississippi. While Leslie Lampton is still the richest person in Mississippi, he dropped out of the billionaire ranks.

 

Still, the richest of the non-billionaire group is worth a staggering US$900 million. That person is Gary Tharaldson of North Dakota, a former physical education teacher and insurance salesman. He bought his first Motel 8 in 1982, built up a portfolio of about 350 properties across the U.S., and sold 130 hotels to Goldman Sachs for a cool US$1.2 billion.

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Map - Graphic

Leslie Lampton who lost his “billionaire” title this year is still worth an estimated US$760 million, not bad for a person who founded refining and chemicals conglomerate Ergon in 1954 with just 2 employees. Today, he employs 2,300 people. Even the poorest of the 50 states of America is worth US$340 million – Jonathan Rubini and Leonard Hyde from Alaska.

 

The latest ranking takes into account wealth both self-made and inherited, and includes the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, in Washington, as well as Walmart heirs Jim and Alice Walton in Arkansas and Texas, respectively. The graphic map above and the list below shows the richest person in every state of the United States.

 

State

Richest Person

Net Worth

Alabama Jimmy Rane

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Alabama - Jimmy Rane

US$700 million
Alaska Leornard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Alaska - Leornard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini

US$340 million each
Arizona Bruce Halle

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Arizona - Bruce Halle

US$6 billion
Arkansas Jim Walton

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Arkansas - Jim Walton

US$38.5 billion
California Mark Zuckerberg

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - California - Mark Zuckerberg

US$62.4 billion
Colorado Charles Ergen

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Colorado - Charles Ergen

US$18.8 billion
Connecticut Ray Dalio

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Connecticut - Ray Dalio

US$16.8 billion
Delaware Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Delaware - Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder

US$720 million each
Florida Thomas Peterffy

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Florida - Thomas Peterffy

US$13.2 billion
Georgia Jim Kennedy

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Georgia - Jim Kennedy

US$12.6 billion
Hawaii Pierre Omidyar

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Hawaii - Pierre Omidyar

US$8.9 billion
Idaho Frank Vandersloot

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Idaho - Frank Vandersloot

US$1.9 billion
Illinois Ken Griffin

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Illinois - Ken Griffin

US$8 billion
Indiana Carl Cook

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Indiana - Carl Cook

US$8 billion
Iowa Harry Stine

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Iowa - Harry Stine

US$3.3 billion
Kansas Charles Koch

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Kansas - Charles Koch

US$47.5 billion
Kentucky B. Wayne Hughes

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Kentucky - B. Wayne Hughes

US$2.7 billion
Louisiana Tom Benson and family

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Louisiana - Tom Benson and family

US$2.6 billion
Maine Susan Alfond

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Maine - Susan Alfond

US$1.4 billion
Maryland Ted Lerner

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Maryland - Ted Lerner

US$5.8 billion
Massachusetts Abigail Johnson

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Massachusetts - Abigail Johnson

US$14.9 billion
Michigan Daniel Gilbert

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Michigan - Daniel Gilbert

US$US5.9 billion
Minnesota Whitney Macmillan

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Minnesota - Whitney Macmillan

US$5.4 billion
Mississippi Leslie Lampton

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Mississippi - Leslie Lampton

US$760 million
Missouri Stanley Kroenke

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Missouri - Stanley Kroenke

US$7.5 billion
Montana Dennis Washington

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Montana - Dennis Washington

US$5.9 billion
Nebraska Warren Buffett

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Nebraska - Warren Buffett

US$76.2 billion
Nevada Sheldon Adelson

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Nevada - Sheldon Adelson

US$35.6 billion
New Hampshire Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - New Hampshire - Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli

US$1.1 billion
New Jersey Donald Newhouse

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - New Jersey - Donald Newhouse

US$12 billion
New Mexico Mack C. Chase

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - New Mexico - Mack C. Chase

US$700 million
New York Michael Bloomberg

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - New York - Michael Bloomberg

US$50.7 billion
North Carolina James Goodnight

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - North Carolina - James Goodnight

US$10.1 billion
North Dakota Gary Tharaldson

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - North Dakota - Gary Tharaldson

US$900 million
Ohio Les Wexner and family

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Ohio - Les Wexner and family

US$6.2 billion
Oklahoma Harold Hamm

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Oklahoma - Harold Hamm

US$10.2 billion
Oregon Phil Knight

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Oregon - Phil Knight

US$25.1 billion
Pennsylvania Mary Alice Dorrance Malone

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Pennsylvania - Mary Alice Dorrance Malone

US$3.8 billion
Rhode Island Jonathan Nelson

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Rhode Island - Jonathan Nelson

US$2 billion
South Carolina Anita Zucker

US$3 billion
South Dakota T. Denny Sanford

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - South Dakota - T. Denny Sanford

US$2.1 billion
Tennessee Thomas Frist Jr.

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Tennessee - Thomas Frist Jr.

US$8.8 billion
Texas Alice Walton

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Texas - Alice Walton

US$38.2 billion
Utah Gail Miller

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Utah - Gail Miller

US$1.2 billion
Vermont John Abele

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Vermont - John Abele

US$625 million
Virginia Jacqueline Mars

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Virginia - Jacqueline Mars

US$27.6 billion
Washington Bill Gates

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Washington - Bill Gates

US$88.9 billion
West Virginia Jim Justice II

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - West Virginia - Jim Justice II

US$1.6 billion
Wisconsin John Menard Jr. 

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Wisconsin - John Menard Jr.

US$10.9 billion
Wyoming John Mars

Richest Person in Every State of United States of America 2017 - Wyoming - John Mars

$27.6 billion

 

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