Who's The Richest Person In Your State?

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.


rp2016 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:47 Permalink

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??

Soul Glow Fri, 08/11/2017 - 01:23 Permalink

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.

Lucretius Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:01 Permalink

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!;>D)

vladiki Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:02 Permalink

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.

indygo55 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 04:53 Permalink

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? 

Redhotfill Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:16 Permalink

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 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:21 Permalink

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.

bshirley1968 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:32 Permalink

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.