By Matthew Michaels/Business Insider
January 25, 2018

America is home to the most billionaires — and billionaire wealth — of any country in the world. Only seven US states have no billionaires.

That’s according to Forbes, which listed the richest person in every state by net worth as of June 2017. The list includes nine women and nine men who inherited their fortunes, while the rest are self-made.

Several siblings appear on the list, including the heirs of Mars Candy and Walmart. The siblings live in different states, earning them 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 on the list. Gates made the cut when this list was originally published but Jeff Bezos has since surpassed him as the wealthiest person in the state of Washington — and the world.

Below, meet the richest person in every US state.


Alabama: Jimmy Rane

Net worth: $700 million
Industry: Lumber
Source of wealth: Founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving
Hometown: Abbeville, Alabama

Alaska: Leonard Hyde, Jonathan Rubini, and families

Net worth: $340 million
Industry: Real estate
Source of wealth: Cofounded and co-own JL Properties
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Arizona: Diane Halle

Net worth: $6 billion
Industry: Automobiles
Source of wealth: Inherited fortune from husband who founded Discount Tires
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Arizona

Alice Walton, left, and Jim Walton, chairman and chief executive officer of Arvest Bank Group Inc., smile during the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. annual shareholders meeting.
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Arkansas: Jim Walton

Net worth: $38.5 billion
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Inherited part of Walmart fortune
Hometown: Bentonville, Arkansas

California: Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $62.4 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Founded Facebook
Hometown: Palo Alto, California

Colorado: Charles Ergen

Net worth: $18.8 billion
Industry: Telecommunications
Source of wealth: Cofounded and chairman of DISH Network
Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Connecticut: Ray Dalio

Net worth: $16.8 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Founded Bridgewater Associates
Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut

Delaware: Robert Gore and Elizabeth Snyder

Net worth: $720 million
Industry: Manufacturing
Source of wealth: Brother and sister inherited W.L. Gore & Associates; Robert created Gore-Tex
Hometown: Newark and Wilmington, Delaware

Florida: Thomas Peterffy

Net worth: $13.2 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Founded Interactive Brokers
Hometown: Palm Beach, Florida

Georgia: Jim Kennedy

Net worth: $12.6 billion
Industry: Media
Source of wealth: Inherited and serves as chair for Cox Enterprises
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar

Net worth: $8.9 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Founded eBay and develops real estate
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Idaho: Frank Vandersloot

Net worth: $1.9 billion
Industry: Nutrition and wellness
Source of wealth: Founded and operates Melaleuca
Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Illinois: Ken Griffin

Net worth: $8 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Founded and runs Citadel, a large hedge fund
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Indiana: Carl Cook

Net worth: $8 billion
Industry: Medical devices
Source of wealth: Inherited and became CEO of Cook Group
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana

Iowa: Harry Stine

Net worth: $3.3 billion
Industry: Agriculture
Source of wealth: Licensed genetics to multinational corporations
Hometown: Adel, Iowa

Charles Koch.
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Kansas: Charles Koch

Net worth: $47.5 billion
Industry: Conglomerate
Source of wealth: Inherited Koch Industries and serves as CEO
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Kentucky: B. Wayne Hughes

Net worth: $2.7 billion
Industry: Self storage
Source of wealth: Cofounded Public Storage and created American Homes 4 Rent
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Louisiana: Tom Benson and family

Net worth: $2.6 billion
Industry: Entertainment
Source of wealth: Owns NFL’s New Orleans Saints, NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, and an outdoor entertainment venue
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Maine: Susan Alfond

Net worth: $1.4 billion
Industry: Shoes
Source of wealth: Inherited stock of Berkshire Hathaway her father had sold for his shoe company
Hometown: Scarborough, Maine

Maryland: Ted Lerner

Net worth: $5.8 billion
Industry: Real estate
Source of wealth: Sold 22,000 houses and owns 20 million square feet of space
Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $14.9 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Inherited part of Fidelity Investments and serves as CEO and president
Hometown: Milton, Massachusetts

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
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Michigan: Dan Gilbert

Net worth: $5.9 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Cofounded Quicken Loans and purchased Cleveland Cavaliers
Hometown: Franklin, Michigan

Minnesota: Whitney MacMillan

Net worth: $5.4 billion
Industry: Nutrition and wellness
Source of wealth: Inherited Cargill
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mississippi: Leslie Lampton

Net worth: $760 million
Industry: Oil and chemicals
Source of wealth: Founded Ergon
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi

Missouri: Stanley Kroenke

Net worth: $7.5 billion
Industry: Real estate
Source of wealth: Owns real estate, owns spots teams Los Angeles Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalance, and is married to a Walmart heiress
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Montana: Dennis Washington

Net worth: $5.9 billion
Industry: Construction and mining
Source of wealth: Created a diversified group of businesses under the Washington Company
Hometown: Missoula, Montana

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Nebraska: Warren Buffett

Net worth: $76.2 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Founder and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Nevada: Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $35.6 billion
Industry: Entertainment
Source of wealth: Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands casino company
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli

Net worth: $1.1 billion
Industry: Consumer goods
Source of wealth: Inherited JAB Holding Company and sold personal stake
Hometown: Hanover, New Hampshire

New Jersey: Donald Newhouse

Net worth: $12 billion
Industry: Media
Source of wealth: Inherited Advance Publications
Hometown: Somerset County, New Jersey

New Mexico: Mack C. Chase

Net worth: $700 million
Industry: Oil
Source of wealth: Cofounded Marbob Energy and invested assets in Mack Energy Corporation
Hometown: Artesia, New Mexico

Former New York City Mayor and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., Michael Bloomberg speaks after the screening of "From the Ashes" Premiere.
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New York: Michael Bloomberg

Net worth: $50.7 billion
Industry: Financial technology and media
Source of wealth: Founded Bloomberg LP
Hometown: New York, New York

North Carolina: James Goodnight

Net worth: $10.1 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Cofounded software firm SAS
Hometown: Cary, North Carolina

North Dakota: Gary Tharaldson

Net worth: $900 million
Industry: Hotels
Source of wealth: Purchasing hotel properties and developing land
Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota

Ohio: Les Wexner and family

Net worth: $6.2 billion
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Founded L Brands which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works
Hometown: New Albany, Ohio

Oklahoma: Harold Hamm and family

Net worth: $10.2 billion
Industry: Oil and gas
Source of wealth: CEO of Continental Resources
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oregon: Phil Knight and family

Net worth: $25.1 billion
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Founded Nike
Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon

Pennsylvania: Mary Alice Dorrance Malone

Net worth: $3.8 billion
Industry: Food
Source of wealth: Inherited Campbell Soup Company
Hometown: Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island: Jonathan Nelson

Net worth: $2 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Founded Providence Equity Partners and serves as CEO
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island

South Carolina: Anita Zucker

Net worth: $3 billion
Industry: Chemicals
Source of wealth: Inherited InterTech Group upon death of her husband
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

South Dakota: T. Denny Sanford

Net worth: $2.1 billion
Industry: Financial
Source of wealth: Founded and owns First Premier Bank
Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Tennessee: Thomas Frist Jr. and family

Net worth: $8.8 billion
Industry: Health care
Source of wealth: Cofounded Hospital Corporation of America
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Alice Walton attends the American Federation of Arts 2017 Gala and Cultural Leadership Awards at The Metropolitan Club.
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Texas: Alice Walton

Net worth: $38.2 billion
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Inherited part of Walmart fortune
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Utah: Gail Miller

Net worth: $1.2 billion
Industry: Automobile
Source of wealth: Created Larry H. Miller Group and bought Utah Jazz with husband
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Vermont: John Abele

Net worth: $625 million
Industry: Health care
Source of wealth: Cofounded Boston Scientific
Hometown: Shelburne, Vermont

Virginia: Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $27.6 billion
Industry: Food
Source of wealth: Inherited Mars candy company
Hometown: The Plains, Virginia

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos arrives for the premiere of "The Post" on December 14, 2017, in Washington, DC.
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Washington: Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $109 billion
Industry: Technology
Source of wealth: Founded Amazon
Hometown: Seattle, Washington

West Virginia: Jim Justice II

Net worth: $1.6 billion
Industry: Coal
Source of wealth: Inherited coal business; current Governor of West Virginia
Hometown: Lewisburg, West Virginia

Wisconsin: John Menard Jr.

Net worth: $10.9 billion
Industry: Retail
Source of wealth: Founded home improvement chain Menards
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Wyoming: John Mars

Net worth: $27.6 billion
Industry: Food
Source of wealth: Inherited Mars candy company
Hometown: Jackson, Wyoming

This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.

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