Who's The Richest Person In Your State?

Tyler Durden's picture

The United States is known to have many millionaires and billionaires. But, as HowMuch.net details, it turns out that not all states are equal when it comes to the rich and powerful.

Where does your state fall? Take a look at the map below to see the richest person in every state.

Source: HowMuch.net

A photo of the richest person in any given state is superimposed on each state in the map, along with the person’s name and net worth. States are color coded based upon how the richest person in that state attained his or her wealth: red for self-made, blue for inherited and purple for inherited and growing. There is a total of 52 wealthy individuals on the map because there was a tie in two states. The data were collected from Forbes.

An outright majority of the richest people in the states are self-made. Nearly all of the wealthiest people in Western states are self-made, while a more mixed group is found among the richest individuals in Northeastern states. There is also a small trend found in familial ties. The wealthiest person in both Texas and Arkansas – Jim and Alice Walton - are from the family that founded retail giant Wal-Mart. The Mars family, the founders of the Mars candy company, also appears twice on the map; John and Jacqueline Mars in Wyoming and Virginia.

Although the individuals found on the map represent the wealthiest person in each state, the net worth of each person varies to a significant degree. The West Coast – California, Oregon and Washington – is home to some of the wealthiest people in the country. This includes Bill Gates, the wealthiest man in not only the U.S. but the world. The wealthiest person in states with a small population, like Midwestern America states, tend to have a relatively lower net worth compared to larger states. But there are a few notable exceptions, including the world’s third wealthiest man Warren Buffet in sparsely-populated Nebraska.

There are many millionaires and billionaires found throughout the United States. But some states, particularly highly populated states, are home to the ultra-rich, while other states with smaller populations tend to be home to individuals with relatively lower net worth. It appears that the further you go West, the more you find wealthy individuals that are self-made, rather than inheritors of large fortunes.

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BlueGreen's picture

Ooooh, oooh.....let's all go off them tomorrow

ThirteenthFloor's picture

Poppy Bush keeps himself off these lists effectively as well. Off shore assets very well hidden.

Myssina's picture

Thus US in business of killing brown peoplez, yes?

toady's picture

9 years old  car? My turned 20 this year.... and it needs a power steering pump!

hxc's picture

Boo hoo, fuck off. I drive a porsche that's half my age. People who always want a new car are idiots

Buck Johnson's picture

Exactly, the real rich guys don't want people to know they are rich.


SoDamnMad's picture

Why wait? Besides. I don't "offingf" on the weekend cause that's OT and they don't want to pay it.

Yamaha's picture

Not accurate for Utah

Schmuck Raker's picture

No-one's ever seen John Mars or Elizabeth Snyder? Weird.

Bigly's picture

Ray D (has not moved to FL yet to dodge our taxation of hedgies???).

And Ray just said to buy gold, bitchez...

Archibald Buttle's picture

bet ken griffin will be moving to florida soon.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Looks male-dominated for some reason...

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Looks whie male dominated.

...and not a minute more will it buy. Dust in the wind.


Blue Steel 309's picture

I had trouble identifying any gentiles besides Gates.

VWAndy's picture

 Give all the socialist all those faces on a deck of cards?

Archibald Buttle's picture

cheney and hitlary could be the jokers.

skinwalker's picture

Zuck the fuck.

Come up with spiritual poison that has ruined countless lives and become wealthier than some countries.

What a world.

rp2016's picture

Now I am beginning to understand, ZH, why have you been practicing running and hiding .... you turned out to be a coward... who do you work for? You are inciting people.... and you are doing it on my property.. how come??

Silver Savior's picture

So they are calculating wealth using US dollars? The people holding even one silver dollar will soon have more wealth than all of them in all 50 states.

Silver Savior's picture

No not really. When fiat becomes worthless it's really is all worthless.

Fundies's picture

Who gives a fuck. 

Soul Glow's picture

China is down big.  This correction looks like it will have momentum.  Hopefully we get a nice 20% correction over the next few months.  I can see August, September, October, and November being really bad for equity.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Funny how none of the powers that shouldn't be are listed but hey, that's a need to know thing isn't it....

Lucretius's picture

Just a couple of BFO (blinding flash of the obvious) observations...

1, creepiest class photos, ever.

2, all the broads are sporting a shit eater, except the blue haired skank from jewtahhhh, and that state is creepy enough! That and Ms.No photo, kinda hard to tell, but I feel sure that "it" is just precious, to someone, somewhere.

3, they're all blue, except that bitch mentioned above, and that bitch is creeping me out!

4, candy bars used to cost ten cents when I was a kid, thats a fuck load of candy, have they branched into fentanal/ meth??? glad I don't eat that shit any longer!

5, that guy from Alaska is fugly!

Sing along boyz and girlz; Almond joy's got nutz, broads don't...

And finally, this graphic is racist.. and they should all die!


vladiki's picture

More important would be to see who made what from handling/betting-with other people's money. They're the pure parasites. Dalio, for example. Hasn't actually DONE anything; created no wealth. But has FIFTY BILLION from ticket-clipping! And even Zerohedge quotes him as some kind of guru to guide us. When the destructive financialisation phase is done, he and others like him will be the first to go out with the garbage. Our economy needs them like we need a tapeworm.

NewHugh's picture

Damn I was hoping that chesty heiress to the O-Henry fortune that always goes braless would top the New York list (Seinfeld)...

indygo55's picture

Its a cover for the hundreds of scoundrels who are just under the radar on this stupid piece. Like Jamie Diamond and all the other banker fiends and wall street criminals. Look, its a billionaire you've never heard of that has all the wealth they stole from the USA collectively. Where's Rothschild in NJ? What about Rockefeller? 

JimBobJenkins's picture

Let the kidnapping begin!!!

BigCumulusClouds's picture

Notice how there is not a single Rockefeller or Rothchild on the list? And Zuckerberg isn't even a citizen of the USA. He's probably a CIA agent though.

Redhotfill's picture

Yes where are the Rothchilds, Rockefellers, and other legendary great fortunes.  Rockefeller was first BILLIONAIRE over 100 yrs ago that family should be on the list!

TheObsoleteMan's picture

When I was a young man, there were four known billionaires in the entire world! And I'm only going back to the late 1960s. Four; Howard Hughes, J. Paul Getty, H.L. Hunt and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Besides the money, do you know what else they all had in common?  Three out of the four made their billions in oil. But I digress. The wealthiest of the whole lot was "only" worth a little over 3 billion dollars. Look at the sums today. And look at how many billionaires there are worldwide. Can you say: "Exponential growth"? The reasons for this {besides theft} are credit and leverage. This can't continue, the math says so. Eventually there is a reversion to the mean {remember that from college days Statistics class?}. How much money does one person need to live well {hell generations of their prodigy to live well} while a growing number of people can't afford healthcare, housing, healthy food, Maslow's  Hierarchy of Needs. This is how socialism/communism  take root, when the vast majority of the people fall further and further behind, and billionaires let the good times roll. The rise in popularity of Bernie Sanders types should serve as a wake up call to some folks, but I doubt that it will.

any_mouse's picture

And Rockefeller was not on your radar and worth more than any of the ones listed.

bshirley1968's picture

Better question, how many are jewish?  I count 13.  That's almost 30%.

When you look at a list of billionaires in the US and realize 40%+ are jewish, and they are 2% of the population, it makes you go, hmmmmmmm.

cosimdm's picture

The Jews and Asians are high achievers for the same reason:  they have higher IQ's than the rest of us.  I am personally happy they are achievers so they can carry the rest of us who generally not as smart along with them.

any_mouse's picture

Good Goyim, now bend over and grab your butt cheeks.

azusgm's picture

The Jews and Asians come from family cultures where scholarship is the norm. The parents set academic expectations for their children. Effective parenting backed up with community reinforcement can be a wonderous thing.

SubjectivObject's picture

looks like john is trying to get as far away from jaqueline as possible

venturen's picture

hmm...no rockefellers...now that is rich if you can stay off the list.

How many are money men that never created a job in their life?

BiPolarFrenchman's picture

Michael Bloomberg for New York. Ouais, c'est ça!  

He's no New Yorker, and definitely not the richest denizen of the Empire State.


fuckstar's picture

Who's the Richest Political Criminal in Your State?

_SILENCER's picture

Jerry Brown here in looneyville is positively rolling in money

That shitstain Feinstein as well