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Here Is A Map Of The Richest Person In Each State And How They Made Their Fortune

Every state has their person that is well-known and considered the richest in their state.
Every year Forbes scans the wealthiest person in every state. All but one person on the 2017 ranking also made last year’s ranking — but these state-leading tycoons saw their fortunes rise by $1.74 billion on average.

In all, they recorded 52 people (there were ties in two states) worth an aggregate $747 billion — up from $682 billion last year. Nearly 70% of them, or 36 people, are wealthier than last year; only 12 saw a decline in the value of their net worth. Their fortunes average $14.4 billion, up from $12.6 billion in 2016.

Here Is A Map Of The Richest Person In Each State And How They Made Their Fortune

Here’s a break-down of the list:

Alabama

: Jimmy Rane, lumber, $950 million

Alaska

: Leonard Hyde, Jonathan Rubini & families, real estate, $310 million each

Arizona

: Mark Shoen, U-Haul, $3 billion

Arkansas

: Jim Walton, Walmart, $40.3 billion

California

: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $74 billion

Colorado

: Philip Anschutz, investments, $12.7 billion

Connecticut

: Ray Dalio, hedge funds, $17.4 billion

Delaware

: Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder, Gore-Tex, $750 million each

Florida

: Thomas Peterffy, discount brokerage, $25.7 billion

Georgia

: Jim Kennedy, media, $9 billion

Hawaii

: Pierre Omidyar, eBay, $10.6 billion

Idaho

: Frank VanderSloot, nutrition and wellness, $3.4 billion

Illinois

: Ken Griffin, hedge funds, $9 billion

Indiana

: Carl Cook, medical devices, $8.2 billion

Iowa

: Harry Stine, agriculture, $3.2 billion

Kansas

: Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $51.5 billion

Kentucky

: B. Wayne Hughes, self storage, $2.7 billion

Louisiana

: Gayle Benson, New Orleans Saints, $2.7 billion

Maine

: Susan Alfond, shoes, $1.6 billion

Maryland

: Ted Lerner & family, real estate, $5.1 billion

Massachusetts

: Abigail Johnson, money management, $16.9 billion

Michigan

: Daniel Gilbert, Quicken Loans, $6.3 billion

Minnesota

: Glen Taylor, printing, $2.8 billion

Mississippi

: James and Thomas Duff, diversified, $1.2 billion each

Missouri

: Pauline MacMillan Keinath, Cargill, $7.2 billion

Montana

: Dennis Washington, construction and mining, $5.9 billion

Nebraska

: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $85 billion

Nevada

: Sheldon Adelson, casinos, $42.8 billion

New Hampshire

: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli, consumer goods, $1.1 billion

New Jersey

: John Overdeck, hedge funds, $5.5 billion

New Mexico

: Mack C. Chase, oil, $700 million

New York

: David Koch, Koch Industries, $51.5 billion

North Carolina

: James Goodnight, software, $9.9 billion

North Dakota

: Gary Tharaldson, hotels, $900 million

Ohio

: Les Wexner & family, retail, $5.4 billion

Oklahoma

: Harold Hamm & family, oil and gas, $19.5 billion

Oregon

: Phil Knight & family, Nike, $30.7 billion

Pennsylvania

: Victoria Mars, candy and pet food, $6 billion

Rhode Island

: Jonathan Nelson, private equity, $1.8 billion

South Carolina

: Anita Zucker, chemicals, $2.5 billion

South Dakota

: T. Denny Sanford, banking and credit cards, $2.5 billion

Tennessee

: Thomas Frist Jr & family, hospitals, $9.7 billion

Texas

: Alice Walton, Walmart, $40 billion

Utah

: Gail Miller, Utah Jazz and car dealers, $1.4 billion

Vermont

: John Abele, healthcare, $630 million

Virginia

: Jacqueline Mars, candy and pet food, $23.8 billion

Washington

: Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $132 billion

West Virginia

: Jim Justice II, coal, $1.9 billion

Wisconsin

: John Menard Jr, home improvement, $10.5 billion

Wyoming:

John Mars, candy and pet food, $23.8 billion

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