Wealth-X, an international wealth management firm,
has just released a report listingthe richest person in every U.S. state.
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison all grabbed the top spots for their home states of Washington, Nebraska, and California, respectively — no big surprise, considering they’re three of the wealthiest men on the planet.
Of the 50 states, nine did not have a single billionaire living there, including Maine, North Dakota, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Joshua Berlinger also contributed to this story.
James 'Jim' Barksdale was the president and CEO of Netscape Communications Corporation before it merged with AOL in 1999.
The 70-year-old has three children, and is currently married to his second wife after his first wife passed away in 2003.
Leon Gorman is both the former president and former chairman of the clothing company L.L. Bean.
The 78-year-old was L.L. Bean's grandson, and under his leadership, the clothing company evolved from a $US2.5 million catalogue company with a single store in Freeport into $1.5 billion company with 5,000 employees.
The founder of the Tharaldson Companies, Gary Tharaldson is a well-known hotelier who started his career after purchasing his first hotel in 1982.
He first made it onto the Forbes 400 list of richest people in American in 1997 -- a long ways away from his childhood as a farmhand and first job teaching bookkeeping and gym class in a 45-student high school.
As the story goes, Robert Stiller founded Green Mountain Coffee after skiing in Sugarbush and drinking an amazing cup of coffee. He subsequently bought the company and turned it into Green Mountain in the 1980s.
This year, 70-year-old Stiller decided to leave the board after a series of poor investment decisions (including in Krispy Kreme), but will remain in an advisory capacity.
Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca, a company that has had a troubled history. Critics have accused Melaleuca of misrepresenting its sale estimates, and of making false claims about its 'green' supplements.
VanderSloot was also a huge supporter of Mitt Romney. Both men are Mormons and alumni of Brigham Young University, according to Mother Jones.
77-year-old T. Denny Stanford is the chairman and CEO of United National Corp. He made his fortune as the owner of First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard.
He has two children and is also known for his philanthropy. Sanford famously told Forbes, 'I want to die broke.'
Tom Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets.
The 86-year-old is married with three children, and is well-known for his 'Benson Boogie' victory dances after Saints' home wins.
Marguerite Harbert is the widow of the late construction and energy mogul John Murdoch Harbert III, who passed away in 1995.
The 90-year-old Harbert inherited her wealth from her husband, and has three children.
57-year-old Jonathan Nelson is the CEO of Providence Equity Partners. The firm, founded in 1989, mainly buys media and telecom companies.
He sits on the board of the Newport Festivals Foundation and is a trustee of his alma mater, Brown University, where he donated $US20 million to fund the construction of a new fitness center.
James 'Jim' Justice II is the founder of the James C. Justice Companies, which own resorts as well as coal-mining operations, which are currently facing multiple lawsuits, according to the Associated Press.
A four-time college dropout, Brad M. Kelley grew up on a Kentucky farm and made his fortune in discount cigarette brands as well as buying and selling real estate.
The 56-year-old is married with three daughters, and is the fourth largest landowner in the U.S. as of 2013. According to The Wall Street Journal, he even has a ranch in Florida where he keeps hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and tapirs.
Anita Zucker is the chairwoman and CEO of chemical manufacturer InterTech Group, a maker of specialty chemicals, high-tech fibres and precision aircraft parts that she inherited from her husband when he passed away from a brain tumour in 2008.
She has three children, and also owns the Carolina Ice Palace and 50% of the South Carolina Stingrays, a minor league hockey team.
65-year-old John Morris is the founder of Bass Pro Shops in Missouri. The national outdoor sports retailer and manufacturer has about 58 stores and $US3.3 billion in sales, offering everything from boats to guns.
Morris is also married with four children, and a recognised conservationist.
Whitney MacMillan is the part-owner of Cargill Inc., a grain company, and great-grandson of founder W. W. Cargill.
MacMillan served as CEO of Cargill from 1976 to 1995, and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is named for him.
Sam Zell is the founder of Equity Residential, a private investment firm he founded in the 1960s.
The 72-year-old is married with three children. His company founded homebuilder and real estate development companies in Brazil, Colombia, India, China, and Mexico, and Zell himself bought the Tribune Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year later.
Theodore 'Ted' Lerner is the founder of real estate firm Lerner Enterprises and the managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team.
The 88-year-old Lerner and his wife Annette are also founding members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Bruce Halle Senior is the founder and chairman of Discount Tires, the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer. He even owns his own NASCAR car.
His personal philanthropic organisation, the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation supports a lot of causes, including the Diane Halle Center for Family Justice at Arizona State University and the Children First Academy, the nation's largest school for homeless children.
Leslie 'Les' Wexner is the chairman and CEO of Limited Brands
, which currently includes: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel, and La Senza.
He lives in a $47 million estate with 30 rooms and nearly 336 acres of land. The guest quarters are a separate structure entirely that was featured in the July 2004 issue of Architectural Digest.
Dennis Washington is the founder of The Washington Companies and co-founder of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.
The 79-year-old has owned several yachts, including the Attessa IV, which is worth an estimated $US300 million with an 18-karat-gold-finished wall, according to Forbes. He's married with two children.
James 'Jim' Goodnight is the CEO of SAS Institute, a company he started as a faculty member of North Carolina State University in 1976.
70-year-old Goodnight thinks education is critical to success of people, and he and his wife make education the main focus of SAS' philanthropy. SAS is also known for its worker-friendly programs, including a 35-hour workweek and on-site day care.
David Tepper is the president and founder of Appaloosa Management, a hedge fund that specialises in investing in distressed companies.
The 56-year-old is married with three kids, and he is known for his philanthropic donations, specifically to food banks and food pantries across N.J.
78-year-old Hansjörg Wyss was previously the chairman of Swiss medical device manufacturer Synthes Holding AG until he sold it to Johnson & Johnson for $20.2 billion in cash and stock.
Now he's focusing on his philanthropic pursuits, including building an institute that will focus on healthcare, biotech, and life sciences.
Dubbed by BusinessWeek 'New Hampshire's Invisible Grocery Billionaire,' 61-year-old Richard Cohen (he goes by Rick) tries to stay out of the limelight as much as possible.
He single-handedly made his company C&S Wholesale Grocers into the world's largest grocery wholesaler since taking over the business in 1989. He's currently serving as its chairman.
Anne Cox Chambers is a member of Cox Enterprises' board of directors, and chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers.
The 93-year-old inherited the company from her father, and currently serves on the boards of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Historical Society, and the Woodruff Arts Center, as well as on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pasteur Foundation, and the Whitney Museum in New York.
Michael Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., which only recently went private in an effort to make the transition from selling computers to mobile devices.
The 48-year-old has his own philanthropic foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, as well as four children with his wife Susan.
Michael Bloomberg is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., the global financial data and media company, as well as the current mayor of New York City.
He has over 10 homes throughout NYC, and has made a $100 million pledge to the Gates Foundation that will go towards eradicating polio.
Sheldon Adelson is the 80-year-old chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands.
He is currently one of the biggest donors to the Republican party, and recently
said on a panel at Yeshiva University in New York City that the U.S. should drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.
David Koch is the executive vice president of Koch Industries, which owns firms that are involved in refinery, chemicals and financial trading, and others.
He's a well-known conservative and libertarian donor, and his David H. Koch Charitable Foundation has pledged or contributed more than $US750 million to medical centres, educational institutions, and cultural institutions.
83-year-old Warren Buffet is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is famous for his personal frugality and investment savvy.
Buffet is also extraordinarily philanthropic -- so far, he's given away an estimated $US20 billion during his lifetime, and has pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation.
58-year-old Bill Gates is the Microsoft chairman and co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the 2nd richest man in the world.
Through his charitable foundation, Gates has donated more than $US28 billion, and with Warren Buffett has convinced
100 billionaires to sign on to the Giving Pledge, a promise to donate at least half one's net worth to charity.
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