Friday, June 05, 2015

Who Is the Richest Person in Each State?

*Data compiled by Forbes, April 29, 2015.

StateNameNet WorthOrigin of Wealth
AlabamaGarry Drummond$980 MDrummond Company Inc. - Coal
AlaskaRobert Gillam$320 MMcKinley Capital Management LLC – Money management
ArizonaBruce Halle$6 BDiscount Tire Co. Inc. - Tires
ArkansasJim Walton$37.6 BWal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) – Retail
CaliforniaLarry Ellison$52.8 BOracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) – Computer technology
ColoradoCharles Ergen$18.2 BDish Network Corp. (Nasdaq:DISH) – Satellite television provider
ConnecticutRay Dalio$15.4 BBridgewater Associates – Hedge funds
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DelawareRobert Gore$675 ML. Gore & Associates Inc. -Gore-Tex
DelawareElizabeth Snyder$675 ML. Gore & Associates Inc. -Gore-Tex
FloridaMicky Arison$7.4 BCarnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) – Cruises
GeorgiaAnne Cox Chambers$17 BCox Enterprises – Media
HawaiiPierre Omidyar$8.1 BeBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) – Online auctioneer
IdahoScott Simplot$2.3 BJ.R. Simplot Co. – Frozen French fries and fertilizer
IllinoisKen Griffin$6.6 BCitadel LLC – Hedge funds
IndianaCarl Cook$6.7 BCook Group – Medical devices
IowaHarry Stine$3.4 BStine Seed - Agriculture
KansasCharles Koch$42.7 BKoch Industries Inc. - Diversified
KentuckyWayne Hughes$2.5 BPublic Storage (NYSE: PSA) – Storage
LouisianaTom Benson$1.9 BOwner, New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans
MaineBill Alfond$1.2 BDexter Shoe Co. - Shoes
MaineSusan Alfond$1.2 BDexter Shoe Co. - Shoes
MarylandTed Lerner$5 BLerner Enterprises - Real estate; Owner, Washington Nationals
MassachusettsAbigail Johnson$13.4 BFidelity Investments - Money management
MichiganHank & Doug Meijer$10.1 BMeijer Inc. - Supermarkets
MinnesotaWhitney MacMillan$4.7 BCargill Inc. - Agriculture
MississippiLeslie Lampton$1 BErgon Inc. - Oil refining, chemicals
MissouriJack Taylor$12.7 BEnterprise Holdings Inc. -Enterprise Rent-A-Car
MontanaDennis Washington$5.8 BWashington Companies - Construction, mining
NebraskaWarren Buffett$70.2 BBerkshire Hathaway Inc.(NYSE: BRK.ABRK.B) – Multinational conglomerate
NevadaSheldon Adelson$29.7 BLas Vegas Sands Corp.(NYSE: LVS) – Casinos
New HampshireAndrea Reimann-Ciardelli$1 BJAB Holding Co. - Consumer goods
New JerseyDavid Tepper$10.4 BAppaloosa Management - Hedge funds
New MexicoMack C. Chase$650 MMack Energy Corp. - Oil
New YorkDavid Koch$42.7 BKoch Industries Inc. - Diversified
North CarolinaJames Goodnight$7.5 BSAS Institute - Software
North DakotaGary Tharaldson$930 MTharaldson Motels Inc. - Hotels
OhioLeslie "Les" Wexner$7.5 BL Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) – Retail (The Limited, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and more)
OklahomaHarold Hamm$13.3 BContinental Resources Inc.(NYSE: CLR) – Oil & gas
OregonPhil Knight$22.9 BNike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) – Athletic apparel
PennsylvaniaMary Alice Dorrance Malone$3.2 BCampbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) – Food
Rhode IslandJonathan Nelson$2.1 BProvidence Equity Partners Inc. - Private equity
South CarolinaAnita Zucker$2.2 BHudson's Bay Company (HBC) - Retail (Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and more.)
South DakotaDenny Sanford$1.4 BUnited National Corp. - Banking, credit cards
TennesseeThomas Frist, Jr.$8.2 BHospital Corporation of America - Healthcare
TexasAlice Walton$36.4 BWal-Mart Stores Inc. – Retail
UtahJon Huntsman$1.1 BHuntsman Corp. (NYSE:HUN) – Chemicals
VermontJohn Abele$600 MBoston Scientific Corp.(NYSE: BSX) – Medical devices
VirginiaJacqueline Mars$26.8 BMars Inc. - Candy
WashingtonBill Gates$78.8 BMicrosoft Corp. - Computer technology
West VirginiaJim Justice, II$1.7 BJustice Companies Inc. - Coal; Greenbrier Resort
WisconsinJohn Menard, Jr.$9.1 BMenard Inc. - Home retail
WyomingChristy Walton$39.1 BWal-Mart Stores Inc. – Retail

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