Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Richest Person in Each State

Note well, there are a few crony capitalists on the list, but most hold wealth because they control businesses that provide important services in the economy. 

Alabama: Marguerite Harber
Heiress to construction magnate
Net worth: $1 billion 

Alaska: Robert Gillam
CEO of McKinley Capital Management 
Net worth: $700 million

Arizona: Bruce Halle
Founder of Discount Tire
Net worth: $4.8 billion

Arkansas: Jim Walton
Heir to Wal-mart fortune
Net worth: $35.7 billion

California: Larry Ellison
Co-founder and CEO of Oracle, a software company
Net worth: $49.4 billion

Colorado: Charles Ergen
CEO of EchoStar 
Net worth: $10.6 billion

Connecticut: Ray Dalio
Founder of Bridgewater Associates
Net worth: $14.4 billion

Delaware: Robert Gore
Inventor of Gore-Tex
Net worth: $830 million

Florida: Charles Johnson
Chairman of Franklin Resources
Net worth: $8.1 billion

Georgia: Anne Cox Chambers
Media proprietor 
Net worth: $16.1 billion

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar
Founder of Ebay
Net worth: $7.9 billion 

Idaho: Frank VanderSloot
Rancher and radio network owner
Net worth: $1.2 billion

Illinois: Ken Griffin, right
CEO of Citadel Investment Group
Net worth: $5.5 billion

Indiana: Gayle Cook
Owner of Cook Group, a medical device company
Net worth: $6 billion

Iowa: Harry Stine
Founder of the Stine Seed Group 
Net worth: $3.1 billion

Kansas: Charles Koch
Co-owner of Koch Industries
Net worth: $41.4 billion

Kentucky: Bradley Hughes
Chairman of Public Storage
Net worth: $2.3 billion

Louisiana: Tom Benson
Owner of New Orleans Saints
Net worth: $1.5 billion

Maine: Leon Gorman
Owner of L.L. Bean
Net worth: $860 million 

Mississippi: Leslie Lampton
Founder of Ergon, Inc., an oil refinery business 
Net worth: $2.4 billion

Maryland: Ted Lerner
Owner of Washington Nationals
Net worth: $4.6 billion

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson
CEO of Fidelity Investments
Net worth: $18.2 billion 

Michigan: Hank and Doug Meijer
Owners of Meijer grocery chain 
Net worth: $7.9 billion

Minnesota: Whitney MacMillan
Chairman of Cargill, a food conglomerate 
Net worth: $5.3 billion

Missouri: Jack Taylor
Founder of Enterprise rent-a-car
Net worth: $13.5 billion

Montana: Dennis Washington
Owner of Washington Companies 
Net worth: $6.1 billion

Nebraska: Warren Buffet 
Founder of Berkshire Hathaway, investment company
Net worth: $63.1 billion

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson
Owner of Las Vegas Sands
Net worth: $35.7 billion

New Hampshire: Rick Cohen
CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers 
Net worth: $11.2 billion

New Jersey: David Tepper 
President of Appaloosa Management
Net worth: $10 billion

New Mexico: The Maloof Brothers
Owners of Coors beer
Net worth: $1 billion

New York: David Koch
Co-Founder of Koch Industries
Net worth: $41.4 billion

North Carolina: James Goodnight
Net worth: $8.1 billion

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson
Owner of Tharaldson Hospitality, a hotelier chain that owns Super 8 motels. 
Net worth: $900 million

Ohio: Leslie Wexner
CEO of Limited Brands, parent company of Victoria's Secret. 
Net worth: $5.7 

Oklahoma: Harold Hamm
Net worth: $19.7 billion

Oregon: Phil Knight 
Founder of Nike
Net worth: $19 billion

Pennsylvania: Mary Alice Malone
Majority shareholder for Campbell's Soup 
Net worth: $3 billion

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson  
Chief Executive Officer of Providence Equity Partners 
Net worth: $1.8 billion

South Carolina: Anita Zucker, South Carolina, 
Governor of Hudson's Bay Company
Net worth: $2.7 billion

South Dakota: T. Denny Sandford 
CEO of United National Corporation 
Net worth: $1.3 billion

Tennessee: Thomas Frist
Principal at Frist Capital Partners
New worth: $6.9 billion

Texas: Alice Walton
Heir to Wal-mart fortune
Net worth: $35.3 billion

Utah: Jon M. Huntsman
Founder and chairman of the Huntsman Corp.
New worth: $1.2 billion

Vermont: John Abele
Director of Boston Scientific, a medical company
Net worth: $3.3 billion

Virginia: Jacqueline Mars
Heir to American candy company Mars
Net worth: $20 billion 

Washington State: Bill Gates
Co-founder of Microsoft
Net worth: $80 billion

West Virginia: Jim Justice
Owner of the Greenbrier Resort
Net worth: $1.6 billion 

Wisconsin: John Menard
Owner of Menards
Net worth: $7.7 billion

Wyoming: Christy Walton
Heir to Wal-mart fortune 
Net worth: $37.9 billion 

(List via the San Francisco Chronicle)

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