The Wealthiest Person in Every U.S. State and How They Got There

Some of the names on this list you’ll know right off the bat, while others are less well-known yet still leaders in their industries. Those industries cover a wide range from technology to retail to professional sports and everything in between.

The rankings on this list come from both an individual’s self-made wealth plus any inherited fortunes. The combined net worth of each state’s richest resident (including the states resulting in a tie) is over $800 billion. So here they are, the wealthiest individuals (or pairs) in each of the U.S. states (alphabetically by state):