The richest person in every state

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Elon Musk is the richest resident of Texas.Anna Webber/Variety/Getty Images
  • Forbes compiled a list of the richest person in every state in 2024.

  • The billionaires include members of the Walton family, Mars family, and Chick-fil-A's Cathy family.

  • Alaska, Delaware, and West Virginia are the only states without billionaires.

The US is home to more billionaires than any other country. While it's tempting to think they all congregate in California, New York, and Florida, these ultra-rich members of society can also be found in Bloomington, Indiana, Bentonville, Arkansas, and many other cities nationwide. In fact, there are billionaires in 47 states.

In May 2024, Forbes released a list of the wealthiest person in each state. With fortunes across industries like tech, retail, agriculture, and oil, these individuals have a combined net worth of $1.6 trillion.

Find out who's the richest person that calls your state home, according to Forbes' report. The below estimated net worths were accurate as of March 2024.

ALABAMA: Jimmy Rane

Jimmy Rane Alabama
Jimmy Rane.Todd J. Van Emst/AP

Net worth: $1.5 billion

Age: 77

Source of wealth: As the founder and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Rane helped popularize the lumber business by appearing in commercials as a cowboy known as "the Yella Fella."

Residence: Abbeville

ALASKA: Jonathan Rubini and family, Leonard Hyde and family

Anchorage, Alaska.
Anchorage, Alaska.Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Net worth: $400 million

Age: Rubini is 69; Hyde is 67.

Source of wealth: Rubini serves as the CEO and chairman of commercial real-estate developer JL Properties, while Hyde serves as its president. Each of them owns 50% of the business, which also includes properties in Florida and Utah, Forbes reported.

Residence: Anchorage

ARIZONA: Ernest Garcia II

A Carvana used car "vending machine"
A Carvana used car "vending machine" in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Net worth: $8 billion

Age: 67

Source of wealth: Ernest Garcia II owns the used car retailer DriveTime Automotive. He is also the largest shareholder of Carvana, an online used car dealer founded by his son Ernest Garcia III in 2012.

Residence: Tempe

ARKANSAS: Jim Walton and family

Jim Walton
Jim Walton.Rick T. Wilking/Stringer/Getty Images

Net worth: $78.4 billion

Age: 75

Source of wealth: Jim Walton and his siblings inherited their wealth from their father, Sam Walton, who opened the first Walmart store in 1962 and founded the discount warehouse Sam's Club in 1983. Jim Walton is also the chairman of Arvest Bank.

Residence: Bentonville

CALIFORNIA: Mark Zuckerberg

The founder and head of Facebook's Meta Group, Mark Zuckerberg, presents new devices and AI at a conference.
Mark Zuckerberg.Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images

Net worth: $177 billion

Age: 40

Source of wealth: As a student at Harvard, Zuckerberg cofounded a social network known as "The Facebook" in 2004. He went on to become CEO of Meta, the parent company for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Threads.

Residence: Palo Alto

COLORADO: Philip Anschutz

Philip Anschutz
Philip Anschutz.Harry How/Getty Images

Net worth: $15.3 billion

Age: 84

Source of wealth: Anschutz initially amassed his fortune through the discovery of an oil field on the Wyoming-Utah border in 1979 and subsequent investments in railroad companies. He founded Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in 1994, which owns major sports teams and performance venues such as the Arena. AEG is also the parent company for Coachella music festival.

Residence: Denver


steve cohen
Steve Cohen.Steve Marcus/Reuters

Net worth: $19.8 billion

Age: 67

Source of wealth: Cohen founded two hedge funds, SAC Capital and Point72. Until SAC Capital was shut down after pleading guilty to insider trading charges in 2013, it was one of the most successful hedge funds in the world. (Cohen himself was never charged.) Point72 currently manages over $30.6 billion, Forbes reported. He also holds a 95% ownership stake in the New York Mets.

Residence: Greenwich

DELAWARE: Elizabeth Snyder

A waterproof Gore-Tex coat displayed in a block of ice at an outdoor supplies shop
A Gore-Tex coat.Manfred Segerer/ullstein bild via Getty Images

Net worth: $800 million

Age: 77

Source of wealth: Snyder's parents founded WL Gore & Associates, a manufacturing company that holds over 7,000 patents, in 1958. Gore-Tex, a waterproof fabric used in outdoor apparel and shoes, remains its most profitable invention. Snyder owns around 5.5% of the company, Forbes reported.

Residence: Wilmington

FLORIDA: Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos.David Ryder/Stringer

Net worth: $194 billion

Age: 60

Source of wealth: Bezos founded e-commerce titan Amazon in 1994 and still owns around 9% of the company. As of March 2024, he was the second-richest person in the US behind Elon Musk. Bezos has since overtaken Musk and attained the title of second-richest person in the world behind LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, according to Forbes' real-time billionaires list.

Residence: Miami

GEORGIA: Dan Cathy, Bubba Cathy, and Trudy Cathy White

Chick-fil-A Inc. president and COO Dan Cathy, son of the chain's founder Truett Cathy, sounds the trumpet while visiting one of his franchises.
Dan Cathy.Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images

Net worth: $11.2 billion

Age: 71, 69, and 68

Source of wealth: The Cathys are heirs to the Chick-fil-A family fortune. Founded by their father, S. Truett Cathy, in the 1960s, the fried-chicken fast-food chain now has over 2,800 restaurant locations worldwide.

Residence: Atlanta

HAWAII: Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar, Chairman and Founder of eBay, looks on during the final session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, on Thursday, September 23, 2010.
Pierre Omidyar.Ramin Talaie/Getty

Net worth: $6.3 billion

Age: 56

Source of wealth: Omidyar founded eBay in 1995 and became a billionaire when the e-commerce company went public during the dot-com bubble in 1998. eBay also acquired PayPal in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

Residence: Honolulu

IDAHO: Frank VanderSloot

View of the temple in the Idaho falls, Idaho.
Idaho Falls, Idaho.Pandora Pictures/Shutterstock

Net worth: $3.3 billion

Age: 75

Source of wealth: VanderSloot is the founder and former chief executive of Melaleuca, Inc., which sells nutritional and wellness products online. Forbes reported that the company now has over one million customers each month.

Residence: Idaho Falls

ILLINOIS: Lukas Walton

Lukas Walton
Lukas Walton.Walton Family Foundation

Net worth: $28 billion

Age: 37

Source of wealth: Lukas Walton is the billionaire heir to the Walmart fortune and the grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Lukas Walton inherited his vast wealth after his father, John T. Walton, died in a plane crash in 2005 at the age of 58. He founded Builders Vision, an impact investing group, in 2021, and also chairs the Walton Family Foundation's environment program committee.

Residence: Chicago

INDIANA: Carl Cook

Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington.Ying Luo/Getty Images

Net worth: $10.6 billion

Age: 61

Source of wealth: Cook has served as CEO of Cook Group, a medical-device manufacturing company founded by his parents, since his father's death in 2011. Bloomberg reported the company made about $2.3 billion in revenue in 2022 and sells its products in over 135 countries.

Residence: Bloomington

IOWA: Harry Stine

FILE PHOTO: Harry Stine, chief executive for Stine Seed, poses next to corn planted near the company's offices in Adel, Iowa, U.S. October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tom Polansek
Harry Stine.Reuters

Net worth: $9.7 billion

Age: 82

Source of wealth: Stine is an agricultural pioneer and the founder and owner of Stine Seed, a corn and soybean seed company based in Adel, Iowa. According to the company's website, Stine Seed and its affiliates own around 800 patents related to soybean and corn genetic technology. Major licensing deals have helped it become one of the world's largest private seed companies.

Residence: Adel

KANSAS: Charles Koch and family

Charles Koch poses for a photograph looking off frame.
Charles Koch.Wichita Eagle / Contributor / Getty Images

Net worth: $58.5 billion

Age: 88

Source of wealth: Koch amassed his billions from serving as co-CEO of Koch Industries, which produces around $125 billion in revenue each year, Forbes reported. Founded in 1940 by his father, Fred Koch, Koch Industries is involved in various businesses, from oil pipelines to paper goods, and is the second-largest private company in the US.

Residence: Wichita

KENTUCKY: Tamara Gustavson

Tamara Hughes Gustavson and Eric Gustavson
Tamara Hughes Gustavson (left) and Eric Gustavson.Randy Shropshire/Getty Images

Net worth: $7.8 billion

Age: 62

Source of wealth: Gustavson made her billions as the heiress to the Public Storage empire and as a prize-winning horse breeder. Her father, B. Wayne Hughes, cofounded Public Storage, a self-storage company that now owns and operates thousands of locations across the US and Europe, in 1972. Forbes reported Gustavson owns about 10% of the company.

Residence: Lexington

LOUISIANA: Todd Graves

Todd Graves, the CEO and founder of Raising Cane's, is one of the world's 500 richest people, according to Bloomberg.
Todd Graves.Raising Cane's

Net worth: $9.1 billion

Age: 52

Source of wealth: Graves, the founder and CEO of the chicken-tender restaurant chain Raising Cane's, opened his first restaurant in 1996. The company now has more than 750 restaurants in the US and internationally and $3.7 billion in annual sales, Forbes reported.

Residence: Baton Rouge

MAINE: Susan Alfond

Susan Alfond of Scarborough, Harry Sawyer of Portland, and his wife and board member, Jane Sawyer.
Susan Alfond.Portland Press Herald/Getty Images

Net worth: $3.1 billion

Age: 78

Source of wealth: Alfond's father, Harold Alfond, made a fortune as the founder of the Dexter Shoe Company, once one of the largest shoe manufacturers in the US. He sold the company to Warren Buffett in 1993 for $420 million in Berkshire Hathaway stock, Forbes reported. Harold Alfond died in 2007, leaving his fortune to Susan Alfond and her three siblings.

Residence: Scarborough

MARYLAND: Annette Lerner and family

Annette Lerner
Washington Nationals principal owner, Mark Lerner, with his mother, Annette Lerner.The Washington Post/Getty Images

Net worth: $6.4 billion

Age: 94

Source of wealth: Lerner's fortune grew after she loaned $250 to her husband, Ted Lerner, to establish a firm that sold homes to real-estate developers, Forbes reported. Founded in 1952, it grew to become one of the most successful real-estate companies in the DC area. The Lerners also made their money as owners of the Washington Nationals baseball team.

Residence: Chevy Chase

MASSACHUSETTS: Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson.Getty Images

Net worth: $29 billion

Age: 62

Source of wealth: Johnson is the president and CEO of Fidelity Investments, and holds an estimated 28.5% ownership in the company. In 2022, American Banker named Johnson the second-most-powerful woman in finance, and she has been praised for embracing mobile technology and cryptocurrency in the company's business initiatives.

Residence: Milton

MICHIGAN: Daniel Gilbert

Michigan.Photo by Mike Kline (notkalvin)/Getty Images

Net worth: $26.2 billion

Age: 62

Source of wealth: Gilbert is the founder and chairman of Rocket Companies, formerly known as Quicken Loans. From 2013 to 2018, under Gilbert's leadership, the company closed nearly half a trillion in home loans, according to the Gilbert Family Foundation. In 2020, when Quicken Loans went public as Rocket Companies, it was valued at $36 billion, Reuters reported.

Residence: Franklin

MINNESOTA: Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor
Glen Taylor.David Berding/Getty Images

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Age: 83

Source of wealth: Taylor purchased Carlson Letter Service, a wedding stationery business that he worked for while attending college, in 1975, according to the company's website. It became the Taylor Corporation, a print services and communications company. He also owns stakes in the Minnesota Timberwolves and other sports teams.

Residence: Mankato

MISSISSIPPI: Thomas and James Duff

Vintage large letter illustrated postcard 'Greetings from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.' showing the Forest County Courthouse, and the Main Street United Methodist Church.
Hattiesburg.Found Image Holdings/Corbis/Getty Images

Net worth: $3 billion

Age: 66 and 63

Source of wealth: The Duff brothers' wealth originates from their family business: tires. Their father, Ernest, founded Southern Tire Mart in the '70s and sold it in 1998. James and Thomas bought it back in 2003 and then cofounded Duff Capital Investors, a holding company, in 2007. According to Forbes, it now brings in $5 billion in revenue across 20+ businesses.

Residence: Hattiesburg

MISSOURI: John Morris

Golf: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf: Portrait of Bass Pro Shops owner John L. Morris posing in front of wedding chapel on Top of the Rock course on Sunday at Big Cedar Lodge. Legends and Champions Tour.
John Morris.Kohjiro Kinno /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Net worth: $9.5 billion

Age: 76

Source of wealth: Morris is the founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, the outdoor gear chain that brings in $8.1 billion in sales revenue annually, according to Forbes. He founded Bass in 1972 in the back of his father's liquor store. In 2016, Bass acquired Cabela's for $5 billion.

Residence: Springfield

MONTANA: Dennis Washington

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The County Courthouse in Missoula, Montana.davidrh/Shutterstock

Net worth: $7 billion

Age: 89

Source of wealth: Washington owns a business group called Washington Companies, which owns copper mines, marine transportation, and heavy-equipment businesses. He's also invested in his son Kyle's container-ship business, Seaspan Corp.

Residence: Missoula

NEBRASKA: Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett.REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Net worth: $133 billion

Age: 93

Source of wealth: Buffett is perhaps one of the best-known and most successful investors of all time. He's made his fortune via Berkshire Hathaway, which owns brands such as Geico, Dairy Queen, and Duracell. Despite his immense wealth, he's also known for his modest spending habits.

Residence: Omaha

NEVADA: Miriam Adelson and family

Dr. Miriam Adelson and Sheldon Adelson attend Friends of The Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Miriam Adelson.Shahar Azran/Getty Images

Net worth: $32 billion

Age: 78

Source of wealth: Miriam Adelson is on the list after the 2021 death of her husband, casino magnate and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson. Now, Miriam Adelson and her family own over 50% of Las Vegas Sands, a casino company worth over $34 billion.

Residence: Las Vegas

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Rick Cohen and family

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Symbotic.Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Net worth: $19.6 billion

Age: 71

Source of wealth: Most of Cohen's familial wealth comes from Symbotic, a warehouse automation company that has partnered with Walmart. Cohen is the chairman and CEO. However, Cohen also owns the US' largest grocery wholesaler, C&S Wholesale Grocers, which brings in $33 billion annually, Forbes reported.

Residence: Keene

NEW JERSEY: Rocco Commisso

Rocco Commisso, chairman of Fiorentina, looks on prior to kick-off in the Women Serie A Playoffs match between ACF Fiorentina and Juventus at Viola Park on May 6, 2024
Rocco Commisso.Simone Arveda/Getty Images

Net worth: $8 billion

Age: 74

Source of wealth: Commisso is the founder and CEO of Mediacom, the fifth-largest cable television provider in the US, based on the number of video customers, according to the brand. Commisso also owns two professional soccer teams: the New York Cosmos and ACF Fiorentina.

Residence: Saddle River


Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA downtown cityscape at twilight.
Albuquerque, New Mexico.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Net worth: $1.7 billion

Age: 62

Source of wealth: Corio's billionaire status — the first in New Mexico — stems from Array Technologies, a solar tracking systems business. He is the founder and former CEO, resigning in 2020 before its IPO.

Residence: Albuquerque

NEW YORK: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg.AP

Net worth: $106 billion

Age: 82

Source of wealth: What hasn't Bloomberg done? Besides his 12-year stint as the mayor of New York City and an unsuccessful presidential campaign, Bloomberg cofounded Bloomberg LP in 1981. Bloomberg is a media company and a financial firm with revenues of $13 billion.

Residence: New York

NORTH CAROLINA: James Goodnight

Businessman James Howard Goodnight attends the Cocktails To Celebrate The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For on March 8, 2016 in New York City.
James Goodnight.Brad Barket/Getty Images for Time Inc.

Net worth: $10.1 billion

Age: 81

Source of wealth: Goodnight and his colleague John Sall (also a billionaire) cofounded a private school, Cary Academy, and also co-own a hotel and country club. But their biggest business venture together is the software company SAS, founded in 1976. It made over $3 billion in 2022, according to Forbes.

Residence: Cary

NORTH DAKOTA: Gary Tharaldson

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Super 8.Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service/Getty Images

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Age: 78

Source of wealth: Tharaldson, the only billionaire in North Dakota, got his start in 1982 when Tharaldson Hospitality purchased a Super 8 Motel. It then became a huge hospitality group and one of America's largest developers of new hotels.

Residence: Fargo

OHIO: Les Wexner and family

Les Wexner
Les Wexner.Stephen Lovekin/WWD/Penske Media/Getty Images

Net worth: $6 billion

Age: 86

Source of wealth: Wexner opened The Limited in Ohio in the 1960s. He then founded a retail empire that, at one point, owned brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, The Limited Too, Express, and Victoria's Secret. Now Wexner's company has been renamed Bath & Body Works Inc., and solely owns the chain of the same name.

Residence: New Albany

OKLAHOMA: Harold Hamm and family

Harold Hamm speaking at the 2023 Concordia Annual Summit in 2023.
Harold Hamm.Leigh Vogel/Contributor/Getty Images for Concordia Summit

Net worth: $18.5 billion

Age: 78

Source of wealth: Hamm founded the Shelly Dean Oil Company, now known as Continental Resources, in 1967 when he was only 21. It's now one of the largest oil companies in the US, thanks in part to Hamm's revolutionary decision to use horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota in the '90s. The company went public in 2007, but in 2022, Hamm and his five children took the company private again in a deal worth $27 billion.

Residence: Oklahoma City

OREGON: Phil Knight and family

Phil Knight at the Fiesta Bowl on January 1, 2024.
Phil Knight.Christian Petersen/Staff/Getty Images

Net worth: $40.9 billion

Age: 86

Source of wealth: One word: Nike. Knight cofounded the iconic brand in 1964 alongside Bill Bowerman. Although Knight retired in 2016, he and his family still own 20% of the company, which, in 2023, earned $51 billion in fiscal revenue, per Forbes.

Residence: Hillsboro


Haverford College duck pond.
Haverford College duck pond.Imad Salhab/Shutterstock

Net worth: $27.6 billion

Age: 65

Source of wealth: After spending time as a pro gambler and trader on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Yass cofounded Susquehanna International Group in 1987. The successful Wall Street trading firm has a 15% stake in ByteDance, TikTok's parent company. NBC reported that Yass also has a personal share (7%) of ByteDance worth about $21 billion.

Residence: Haverford

RHODE ISLAND: Jonathan Nelson

Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence, Rhode Island.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Net worth: $3.4 billion

Age: 68

Source of wealth: In 1989, Nelson founded and led the private equity firm Providence Equity Partners. He was CEO until January 2021 and is now its executive chairman. The firm has invested in over 170 companies, including Hulu, Warner Media Group, and Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES).

Residence: Providence


Greystar Real Estate Partners.
Greystar Real Estate Partners.T. Schneider/Shutterstock

Net worth: $5.8 billion

Age: 60

Source of wealth: Robert "Bob" Faith founded Greystar, a global real estate firm, in 1993 and continues to serve as chairman and CEO. Throughout his career, Faith grew Greystar from 9,000 units in the US to more than 850,000 units across five continents, worth more than $290 billion, the company reported in an April press release. The company also has an investment management platform with $34 billion in assets under development.

Residence: Charleston

SOUTH DAKOTA: T. Denny Sanford

University of Minnesota alum T. Denny Sanford donated $35 million to the school for a new football stadium in 2003.
T. Denny Sanford.Bruce Bisping/Contributor/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Net worth: $2.1 billion

Age: 88

Source of wealth: The University of Minnesota alum made his fortune as the owner of First Premier Bank. Despite having just 17 branches across South Dakota, the bank is one of the largest issuers of Mastercards, in part because it specializes in offering credit cards to those with low credit scores. Often, the cards have low limits and high interest rates.

Residence: Sioux Falls

TENNESSEE: Thomas Frist Jr. and family

Nashville.Kevin Ruck/Shutterstock

Net worth: $26.2 billion

Age: 85

Source of wealth: Frist Jr. cofounded Hospital Corp. of America with his father in 1968. According to its website, the for-profit healthcare company is responsible for 186 hospitals and over 2,400 care sites (like urgent care centers, surgery clinics, and physician clinics) across the US and UK. He and his family own over 20% of the company, and his sons, Thomas Frist III and William Frist, are board members.

Residence: Nashville

TEXAS: Elon Musk

Elon Musk attends the 10th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in April 2024.
Elon Musk.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Contributor/FilmMagic

Net worth: $195 billion

Age: 52

Source of wealth: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in a continuous battle for the title of richest person in the US. Musk is cofounder of tech giants Tesla and SpaceX, neurotechnology startup Neuralink, and tunneling company The Boring Company. He also helped found OpenAI, but he left in 2018 and announced his own AI endeavor, xAI, in 2023. He also owns an estimated 74% of social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Residence: Austin

UTAH: Gail Miller

Gail Miller speaks to the crowd before a game between the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019.
Gail Miller.Alex Goodlett/Contributor/Getty Images

Net worth: $3.9 billion

Age: 80

Source of wealth: Miller owns the Larry H. Miller Company, which she founded with her husband, Larry H. Miller, in 1979 after purchasing their first Toyota dealership. The LHM Company's car dealership business became the eighth-largest in the US, and she sold it for $3.2 billion in 2021, Forbes reported. (Larry H. Miller died in 2009.) LHM's portfolio also includes companies in real estate, entertainment, sports, and insurance, among others. In 2020, after more than 30 years of owning the Utah Jazz, Miller sold the team and their home arena for $1.66 billion.

Residence: Salt Lake City

VERMONT: John Abele

Boston Scientific advertisement in 2024.
Boston Scientific advertisement.Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Net worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 87

Source of wealth: In 1979, Abele cofounded Boston Scientific, a medical device manufacturer, alongside Peter Nicholas. Boston Scientific focuses on developing more accessible medical technologies, and its products include pacemakers, defibrillators, and stents.

Residence: Shelburne

VIRGINIA: Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars (L) and Anne Chao (R) attend the ArtSense Gala 2023.
Jacqueline Mars.Ryan Miller/Contributor/Getty Images for Orange County Museum of Art

Net worth: $38.5 billion

Age: 84

Source of wealth: As the granddaughter of Mars Incorporated founder Frank C. Mars, Jacqueline owns an estimated one-third of the legendary candy, food, and pet-care company responsible for treats like Snickers, Juicy Fruit, and Milky Way. (Her brother owns another third and is the richest person in Wyoming, per Forbes.) She served on the board of directors until 2016, having spent nearly 20 years with the company.

Residence: The Plains


Bill Gates at The New York Times Climate Forward Summit in 2023.
Bill Gates.Bennett Raglin/Stringer/Getty Images for The New York Times

Net worth: $128 billion

Age: 68

Source of wealth: Bill Gates is best known as the cofounder of the software company Microsoft. However, he also has an impressive investment portfolio, including companies like Carbon Engineering, EarthNow, Deere & Co., and Republic Services. As of March 2020, Gates owns about 1.3% of Microsoft, which is worth trillions.

Residence: Medina


Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit
Brad Smith.John Medina/Getty Images

Net worth: $900 million

Age: 60

Source of wealth: During Smith's time as CEO and then executive chairman of the finance and business software company Intuit, the company's revenue almost doubled, Forbes reported. The success came after Intuit revamped its desktop software into a digital cloud-based platform. Now the president of Marshall University, he also chairs Nordstrom's board of directors and sits on the boards of Amazon and SurveyMonkey.

Residence: Huntington

WISCONSIN: John Menard Jr.

John Menard Jr.
John Menard Jr.Khris Hale/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Net worth: $25.2 billion

Age: 84

Source of wealth: Menard Jr. founded Menards, the third-largest home-improvement chain in the US behind Home Depot and Lowe's. With over 300 locations across 15 Midwestern states, the company earned $13.4 billion in 2023.

Residence: Eau Claire

WYOMING: John Mars

John Mars receives an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth
John Mars.John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Net worth: $38.5 billion

Age: 88

Source of wealth: Mars — whose sister is Jacqueline Mars, Virginia's richest person — is another heir of the Mars family fortune amassed from candy products such as Snickers, Mars Bars, and M&M's, as well as Pedigree pet food and Uncle Ben's rice. He owns a third of the $45 billion business.

Residence: Jackson

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