The richest person in every US state

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Jeff Bezos is the richest man in both Washington State and the world. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

In April, Forbes determined the richest person in each state by net worth. There are billionaires and centimillionaires on the list, with some of the wealthiest hailing from the technology sector.

Several siblings appear on the list, including the heirs of the Mars candy and Walmart fortunes, proving the endurance of American dynastic wealth. The siblings within these ultrawealthy families live in different states, thereby earning multiple spots on the list.

Most of the millionaires and billionaires on the list earned their fortunes in finance, real estate, tech, and retail.

Some notable billionaires – including Bill Gates – are absent from the list. Gates made the cut in previous years, but Jeff Bezos has long since surpassed him as the wealthiest person in the state of Washington – and the world. Michael Bloomberg also returns to the list, taking the top spot in New York City, after previously losing his spot to David Koch, who died last year.

Keep reading to see who the richest person is in each US State.

Note: All net worths are estimates by Forbes using the most current available data.

Matthew Michaels contributed to an earlier version of this report.


Alabama: Jimmy Rane

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Net worth: $US900 million

Industry: Lumber

Source of wealth: Founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving

Residence: Abbeville, Alabama


Source:


USA Today


Alaska: Leonard Hyde, Jonathan Rubini, and families

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Anchorage, Alaska. Getty Images/David McNew

Net worth: $US300 million each

Industry: Real estate

Source of wealth: Cofounded and co-own JL Properties

Residence: Anchorage, Alaska


Source:


USA Today


Arizona: Ernest Garcia II

Net worth: $US13.3 billion

Industry: Used cars

Source of wealth: Largest shareholder of Carvana, which is an online platform used to sell cars and provide auto loans. The company was founded by his son, Ernest Garcia III. He is also the owner of DriveTime Automotive.

Residence: Tempe, Arizona

Source: Forbes


Arkansas: Jim Walton

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Net worth: $US64.2 billion

Industry: Retail

Source of wealth: Heir to part of the Walmart fortune and holds an estimated 44% stake in Arvest Bank

Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas

Source: Forbes


California: Mark Zuckerberg

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Net worth: $US107.6 billion

Industry: Technology

Source of wealth: Founded Facebook

Residence: Palo Alto, California

Source: Forbes


Colorado: Philip Anschutz

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Net worth: $US10.1 billion

Industry: Investments

Source of wealth: Made money in oil, real estate, telecom, railroads and owns an entertainment group

Residence: Denver, Colorado

Source: Forbes


Connecticut: Ray Dalio

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Net worth: $US16.9 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Founded Bridgewater Associates

Residence: Greenwich, Connecticut

Source: Forbes


Delaware: Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder

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Net worth: $US885 million each

Industry: Manufacturing

Source of wealth: Brother and sister who inherited W.L. Gore & Associates, founded by their parents; Robert created Gore-Tex

Residence: Newark and Wilmington, Delaware

Source: Forbes,Forbes


Florida: Thomas Peterffy

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Net worth: $US18.3 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Founded Interactive Brokers

Residence: Palm Beach, Florida

Source: Forbes


Georgia: Jim Kennedy

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Net worth: $US8.2 billion

Industry: Media

Source of wealth: Inherited and serves as chair for Cox Enterprises

Residence: Atlanta, Georgia

Source: Forbes


Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar

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Net worth: $US19.5 billion

Industry: Technology

Source of wealth: Founded eBay and develops real estate

Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii

Source: Forbes


Idaho: Frank VanderSloot

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Net worth: $US3.5 billion

Industry: Nutrition and wellness

Source of wealth: Founded and operates Melaleuca

Residence: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Source: Forbes


Illinois: Ken Griffin

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Net worth: $US15 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Founded and runs Citadel, a large hedge fund

Residence: Chicago, Illinois

Source: Forbes


Indiana: Carl Cook

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Indiana University Bloomington. Ying Luo/Getty Images

Net worth: $US10.5 billion

Industry: Medical devices

Source of wealth: Inherited and became CEO of Cook Group

Residence: Bloomington, Indiana

Source: Forbes


Iowa: Harry Stine

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Net worth: $US5.4 billion

Industry: Agriculture

Source of wealth: Licensed genetics to multinational corporations

Residence: Adel, Iowa

Source: Forbes


Kansas: Charles Koch

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Net worth: $US44.9 billion

Industry: Conglomerate

Source of wealth: Inherited Koch Industries and serves as CEO

Residence: Wichita, Kansas

Source: Forbes


Kentucky: Tamara Gustavson

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Public Storage ad. Screengrab/YouTube

Net worth: $US5 billion

Industry: Self storage

Source of wealth: Gustavson is the largest shareholder in Public Storage, the company founded by her father B. Wayne Hughes in 1972

Residence: Lexington, Kentucky

Source: Forbes


Louisiana: Gayle Benson

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Net worth: $US3.3 billion

Industry: Professional sports

Source of wealth: Inherited NFL’s New Orleans Saints, NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, and an outdoor entertainment venue

Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana

Source: Forbes


Maine: Susan Alfond

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Dexter Maine Shoes. Robert F. Bukaty/AP

Net worth: $US1.8 billion

Industry: Shoes

Source of wealth: Inherited stock of Berkshire Hathaway her father had gotten in exchange for selling his shoemaker, Dexter Shoe Company, to the conglomerate

Residence: Scarborough, Maine

Source: Forbes


Maryland: Ted Lerner & family

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Net worth: $US4.8 billion

Industry: Real estate

Source of wealth: Sold 22,000 houses and owns 20 million square feet of space

Residence: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Source: Forbes


Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson

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Net worth: $US15 billion

Industry: Money management

Source of wealth: Inherited part of Fidelity Investments and serves as CEO and president

Residence: Milton, Massachusetts

Source: Forbes


Michigan: Dan Glibert

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Net worth: $US57.5 billion

Industry: Mortgage lender

Source of wealth: Founder of Quicken Loans, the country’s largest online mortgage lender

Residence: Franklin, Michigan

Source: Forbes


Minnesota: Glen Taylor

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Net worth: $US2.5 billion

Industry: Printing

Source of wealth: Bought the company that became Taylor Corp. and owns sports teams

Residence: Mankato, Minnesota

Source: Forbes


Mississippi: James and Thomas Duff

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Thomas Duff. Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Net worth: $US1.4 billion each

Industry: Tires

Source of wealth: Founded and co-own Duff Capital Investors and inherited a commercial tire dealer

Residence: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Source: Forbes, Forbes


Missouri: Pauline MacMillan Keinath

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Cargill. Danny Johnston/AP

Net worth: $US4.9 billion

Industry: Agriculture

Source of wealth: Believed to hold the most shares of Cargill, the largest food company in the world

Residence: St. Louis, Missouri

Source: Forbes


Montana: Dennis Washington

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Net worth: $US6.1 billion

Industry: Construction and mining

Source of wealth: Created a diversified group of businesses under the Washington Company

Residence: Missoula, Montana

Source: Forbes


Nebraska: Warren Buffett

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Net worth: $US82.5 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Founder and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

Residence: Omaha, Nebraska

Source: Forbes


Nevada: Sheldon Adelson

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Net worth: $US32.8 billion

Industry: Casinos

Source of wealth: Chairman and CEO of casino company Las Vegas Sands

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Forbes


New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli

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JAB Holding Company owns Panera Bread. Taylor Nicole Rogers/Business Insider

Net worth: $US720 million

Industry: Consumer goods

Source of wealth: Heir to the Reimann family fortune; sold her shares in the family’s Luxembourg-based investment firm, JAB Holding Company, to relatives in 2003. JAB holds stakes in companies including Panera Bread, Coty, Krispy Kreme, and Peet’s Coffee.

Residence: Hanover, New Hampshire

Source: Forbes, JAB Holding Company


New Jersey: John Overdeck

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Net worth: $US6.5 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Cofounded Two Sigma Investments

Residence: Millburn, New Jersey

Source: Forbes


New Mexico: Mack C. Chase

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A drilling rig in San Juan County, New Mexico. Daniel Raimi, Author provided

Net worth: $US700 million

Industry: Oil and natural gas

Source of wealth: Cofounded Marbob Energy and invested assets in Mack Energy Corporation

Residence: Artesia, New Mexico

Source: Forbes


New York: Michael Bloomberg

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Michael Bloomberg. Reuters/Henry Romero

Net worth: $US54.9 billion

Industry: Finance and media

Source of wealth: Bloomberg cofounded the financial and media company Bloomberg LP, which he holds an 88% ownership stake in

Residence: New York, New York

Source: Forbes


North Carolina: James Goodnight

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Net worth: $US6.5 billion

Industry: Technology

Source of wealth: Cofounded software firm SAS

Residence: Cary, North Carolina

Source: Forbes


North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson

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Tharaldson’s first hotel acquisition was a Super 8 Motel in Valley City, North Dakota. Flickr/Roadsidepictures

Net worth: $US1 billion

Industry: Hotels

Source of wealth: Purchasing hotel properties and developing land

Residence: Fargo, North Dakota

Source: Forbes


Ohio: Les Wexner and family

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Net worth: $US4.9 billion

Industry: Retail

Source of wealth: Founded L Brands, a company that owns retailers including Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works

Residence: New Albany, Ohio

Source: Forbes


Oklahoma: David Green and family

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Net worth: $US7.6 billion

Industry: Superstore

Source of wealth: Founder of the arts and craft store Hobby Lobby

Residence: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Source: Forbes


Oregon: Phil Knight and family

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Net worth: $US43.5 billion

Industry: Retail

Source of wealth: Founded Nike

Residence: Hillsboro, Oregon

Source: Forbes


Pennsylvania: Victoria Mars

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Mars (left) with NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife and child. Matt Sullivan/Getty

Net worth: $US7.2 billion

Industry: Food

Source of wealth: Inherited Mars Incorporated, a company that manufactures food, candy, and pet food

Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Source: Forbes


Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson

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Net worth: $US2 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Founded Providence Equity Partners and serves as CEO

Residence: Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Forbes


South Carolina: Anita Zucker

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Net worth: $US1.9 billion

Industry: Chemicals

Source of wealth: Inherited InterTech Group upon the death of her husband and currently serves as CEO of the company

Residence: Charleston, South Carolina

Source: Forbes


South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford

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Net worth: $US1.6 billion

Industry: Financial

Source of wealth: Owns First Premier Bank

Residence: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Source: Forbes


Tennessee: Thomas Frist Jr. and family

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Net worth: $US12.4 billion

Industry: Health care

Source of wealth: Cofounded Hospital Corporation of America

Residence: Nashville, Tennessee

Source: Forbes


Texas: Alice Walton

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Net worth: $US64.6 billion

Industry: Retail

Source of wealth: Inherited part of the Walmart fortune

Residence: Fort Worth, Texas

Source: Forbes


Utah: Gail Miller

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Net worth: $US1.9 billion

Industry: Automobile

Source of wealth: Created Larry H. Miller Group and bought the basketball team Utah Jazz,with her late husband, Larry

Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah

Source: Forbes


Vermont: John Abele

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Medical device developer Boston Scientific, which Abele cofounded. Steven Senne/AP

Net worth: $US640 million

Industry: Health care

Source of wealth: Cofounded medical device developer Boston Scientific

Residence: Shelburne, Vermont

Source: Forbes


Virginia: Jacqueline Mars

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Net worth: $US28.9 billion

Industry: Food

Source of wealth: Inherited Mars Incorporated, a company that manufactures food, candy, and pet food

Residence: The Plains, Virginia

Source: Forbes


Washington: Jeff Bezos

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Net worth: $US203.8 billion

Industry: Technology

Source of wealth: Founded Amazon

Residence: Seattle, Washington

Source: Forbes


West Virginia: Jim Justice II

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Net worth: $US1.2 billion

Industry: Coal

Source of wealth: Inherited coal business; current Governor of West Virginia

Residence: Lewisburg, West Virginia

Source: Forbes


Wisconsin: John Menard Jr.

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Racecar driver Paul Menard (left) with his father John Menard Jr. (right). Tom Pennington/Getty

Net worth: $US14.2 billion

Industry: Retail

Source of wealth: Founded home improvement chain Menards

Residence: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Source: Forbes


Wyoming: John Mars

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Net worth: $US28.9 billion

Industry: Food

Source of wealth: Inherited Mars Incorporated, a company that manufactures food, candy, and pet food

Residence: Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Forbes