The richest billionaire in each state


    The number of billionaires in the U.S. increased 5% compared to last year, going from 720 super wealthy individuals to 775.

    As Visual Capitalist’s Avery Koop details below, the richest of the rich are concentrated in states like Texas, California, and New York, but there is almost one billionaire in every single state.

    This map uses data from Forbes to showcase the wealthiest billionaire in each state.

    The State-by-State Breakdown

    According to Forbes, just four states are home to 61% of the country’s billionaires: California (179), New York (130), Florida (92), and Texas (73).

    Here’s a closer look at the data on who takes the title of the richest in each state:

    NameStateResidenceNet Worth (Est.)Source of Wealth
    Jimmy RaneAlabamaAbbeville$1.2 BLumber
    Arturo MorenoArizonaPhoenix$4.8 BBillboards, Los Angeles Angels
    Jim WaltonArkansasBentonville$64.4 BWalmart
    Larry PageCaliforniaPalo Alto$105.0 BGoogle
    Philip AnschutzColoradoDenver$10.8 BEnergy, sports, entertainment
    Ray DalioConnecticutGreenwich$19.1 BHedge funds
    Ken GriffinFloridaMiami$32.7 BHedge funds
    Dan Cathy, Bubba Cathy, and Trudy Cathy WhiteGeorgiaAtlanta$11.0 BChick-fil-A
    Larry EllisonHawaiiLanai$146.0 BOracle
    Frank VanderSlootIdahoIdaho Falls$3.2 BNutrition, wellness products
    Lukas WaltonIllinoisChicago$22.9 BWalmart
    Carl CookIndianaBloomington$10.3 BMedical devices
    Harry StineIowaAdel$6.9 BAgriculture
    Charles KochKansasWichitia$56.9 BKoch Industries
    Tamara GustavsonKentuckyLexington$7.3 BSelf storage
    Gayle BensonLouisianaNew Orleans$4.7 BNew Orleans Saints
    Susan AlfondMaineScarborough$2.7 BShoes
    Annette Lerner & familyMarylandChevy Chase$6.3 BReal Estate
    Abigail JohnsonMassachusettsMilton$21.0 BFidelity
    Daniel GilbertMichiganFranklin$19.5 BQuicken Loans
    Glen TaylorMinnesotaMankato$2.6 BPrinting
    Thomas Duff & James DuffMississippiHattiesburg$2.3 BTires, diversified
    John MorrisMissouriSpringfield$8.3 BSporting goods retail
    Dennis WashingtonMontanaMissoula$6.4 BConstruction, mining
    Warren BuffetNebraskaOmaha$117.0 BBerkshire Hathaway
    Mirian Adelson & familyNevadaLas Vegas$36.2 BCasinos
    Rick Cohen & familyNew HampshireKeene$18.8 BWarehouse automation
    Rocco CommissoNew JerseySaddle River$8.0 BTelecom
    Ron CorioNew MexicoAlbuquerque$1.7 BSolar
    Michael BloombergNew YorkNew York City$94.5 BBloomberg LP
    James GoodnightNorth CarolinaCary$9.3 BSoftware
    Gary TharaldsonNorth DakotaFargo$1.2 BHotels
    Lex Wexner & familyOhioNew Albany$6.0 BRetail
    Harold Hamm & familyOklahomaOklahoma City$18.5 BOil & gas
    Phil Knight & familyOregonHillsboro$41.8 BNike
    Jeff YassPennsylvaniaHaverford$28.5 BTrading, investments
    Jonathan NelsonRhode IslandProvidence$3.1 BPrivate equity
    Robert FaithSouth CarolinaCharleston$5.2 BReal estate management
    T. Denny SanfordSouth DakotaSioux Falls$2.0 BBanking, credit cards
    Thomas Frist Jr. & familyTennesseeNashville$22.3 BHospitals
    Elon MuskTexasAustin$230.0 BTesla, SpaceX
    Gail MillerUtahSalt Lake City$4.2 BCar dealerships
    John AbeleVermontShelburne$1.9 BHealthcare
    Jacqueline MarsVirginiaThe Plains$39.4 BCandy, pet food
    Jeff BezosWashingtonMedina$149.0 BAmazon
    John Menard Jr.WisconsinEau Claire$18.1 BHome improvement stores
    John MarsWyomingJackson$39.4 BCandy, pet food

    Many billionaires in the U.S. are extremely well-known, such as California’s Larry Page, New York’s Michael Bloomberg, or Washington state’s Jeff Bezos.

    Interestingly, Bill Gates doesn’t take the top spot as the richest billionaire in Washington because Bezos has a higher net worth—$149 billion vs. Gates’ $104 billion—although they do live in the exact same town of Medina, WA.