Here Are The Richest People In Every State So You’ll Know Who To Direct Your Hatred/Envy Towards In 2017

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America is fulled with filthy-rich people, but who is the richest person in the state in which you live? (AKA the person to hate/be jealous of the most.)

Well, thanks to the fine folks over at Forbes, you now know which neighbor of yours is swimming in the most cash.

They even were nice enough to create a handy map to help us out. Nice, huh?

In case you can’t, or don’t want to, read that, here’s the complete list…

Washington: Bill Gates, Microsoft – $76 billion.
Nebraska: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway – $67.9 billion.
California: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook – $51.6 billion.
New York: Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP – $43.6 billion.
Kansas: Charles Koch, inherited/Koch Industries – $42.8 billion.
Arkansas: Jim Walton, inherited – $34.5 billion.
Texas: Alice Walton, inherited – $33.3 billion.
Nevada: Sheldon Adelson, casinos – $26.1 billion.
Oregon: Phil Knight, Nike – $25.1 billion.
Virginia: Jacqueline Mars, inherited – $22.9 billion.
Wyoming: John Mars and Forrest Mars, Jr, inherited – $22.9 billion each.
Connecticut: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater hedge fund – $15.6 billion.
Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson, inherited/Fidelity Investments – $14.7 billion.
Colorado: Charles Ergan, satellite TV – $13.3 billion.
Florida: Thomas Peterffy, Interactive Brokers Group – $13.1 billion
Wisconsin: John Menard, Jr., Menards hardware chain – $10.6 billion.
Georgia: Jim Kennedy, inherited/Cox media – $10.5 billion.
Oklahoma: Harold Hamm (& heirs), oil and natural gas – $10 billion.
New Jersey: Donald Newhouse, inherited/Advance Publications media – $9.6 billion.
North Carolina: James Goodnight, SAS business analytics software – $8.5 billion.
Tennessee: Thomas Frist, Jr., health care industry – $8.3 billion.
Arizona: Bruce Halle, Discount Tire Company – $8.2 billion.
Missouri: Stanley Kroenke, real estate, sports teams – $7.9 billion.
Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar, eBay – $7.8 billion.
Illinois: Ken Griffin, Citadel hedge fund – $7.5 billion.
Ohio: Les Wexner (& heirs), Victoria’s Secret, other retail – $6.7 billion.
Montana: Dennis Washington, construction & mining – $5.9 billion.
Indiana: Carl Cook, Cook Group medical devices – $5.8 billion.
Maryland: Ted Lerner, real estate – $5.5 billion.
Minnesota: Whitney MacMillan, inherited/Cargill industries – $5.3 billion.
Michigan: Dan Gilbert, Quicken – $5.1 billion.
Pennsylvania: Mary Alice Dorrance Malone, inherited – $4.2 billion.
Iowa: Harry Stine, agricultural genetic engineer – $3.4 billion.
Kentucky: B. Wayne Hughes, Public Storage – $2.5 billion.
South Carolina: Anita Zucker, inherited/InterTech Group – $2.5 billion.
Louisiana: Tom Benson (& heirs), car dealer/Saints owner – $2.2 billion.
Idaho: Scott Simplot, inherited/agriculture – $2.1 billion.
Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson, Providence Equity Partners – $1.8 billion.
South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford, banking/credit cards – $1.6 billion.
Utah: Gail Miller, car dealerships/Utah Jazz – $1.6 billion.
West Virginia: Jim Justice, coal – $1.6 billion.
Maine: Bill Alford and Susan Alford, inherited – $1.2 billion each.
Mississippi: Leslie Lampton, petroleum refining – $1 billion.
New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli, inherited – $1 billion.
North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson, hotels – $950 million.
Delaware: Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder – inherited/Gore-Tex – $770 million.
New Mexico: Mack C. Chase, oil – $690 million.
Alabama: Jimmy Rane, lumber – $610 million.
Vermont: John Abele, Boston Scientific medical devices – $600 million.
Alaska: Jonathan Rubini, Leonard Hyde (& heirs), JL Properties real estate – $350 million.

Check out the bios for each of these Scrooge McDucks over at Forbes to learn even more.


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