The Richest Person In Each U.S. State

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By Joshua Berlinger

The research firm Wealth-X recently released a report listing the richest person in each U.S. state.

This new rich list shows that 41 states are home to billionaires who obtained their wealth in diverse ways, ranging from the financial sector to energy to media, according to the Daily Mail.

Unsurprisingly, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison nabbed the top spots for their states.

The report found that California and New York are the states with the highest number of mega-millionaires, while Vermont and New Hampshire have not produced a single billionaire.

Here are the richest U.S. residents, in ascending order of wealth.

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John Martin is worth $210 million
Chairman and CEO of Gilead Sciences

Source: Wealth-x

Robert Stiller is worth $580 million
Founder of Green Mountain Coffee

Source: Wealth-x

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Martin Trust is worth $600 million
President of Brandot International, formerly president and CEO of MAST Industries

Source: Wealth-x

Jay Shidler is worth $680 million
Founder of the real estate company The Shidler Group

Source: Wealth-x

Photo: Alamy | Shidler.com

Robert Gillam is worth $690 million
President and CEO of McKinley Capital Management LLC.

Source: Wealth-x

Photo: Getty Images | The Gillam Foundation

Peyton Yates, Jr. is worth $760 million
President of Yates Petroleum Corp.

Source: Wealth-x

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Robert Gore is worth $830 million
Founder of materials and manufacturing company W.L. Gore & Associates

Source: Wealth-x

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Leon Gorman is worth $860 million
Chairman of L.L. Bean

Source: Wealth-x

Gary Tharaldson is worth $900 million
Founder of the Tharaldson Companies

Source: Wealth-x

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Dennis Albaugh is worth $1 billion
Founder of Albaugh Inc.

Source: Wealth-x

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Bradley Wayne Hughes is worth $1.1 billion
Founder of Public Storage

Source: Wealth-x

Frank VanderSloot is worth $1.2 billion
CEO of Melaleuca

Source: Wealth-x

T. Denny Sanford is worth $1.3 billion
Chairman and CEO of United National Corp.

Source: Wealth-x

Thomas Benson is worth $1.3 billion
Owner of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets

Source: Wealth-x

Marguerite Harbert is worth $1.4 billion
Widow of the late construction and energy mogul John Murdoch Harbert III

Source: Wealth-x

Jim (James) Justice II is worth $1.5 billion
Owner of the coal mining Justice Companies

Source: Wealth-x

Christopher Cline is worth $1.5 billion
Founder of Foresight Energy

Source: Wealth-x

Jonathan Nelson is worth $1.6 billion
CEO of Providence Equity Partners

Source: Wealth-x

Anita Zucker is worth $2.2 billion
Chairwoman and CEO of chemical manufacturer InterTech Group

Source: Wealth-x

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Leslie Lampton is worth $2.4 billion
Founder of Ergon Inc.

Source: Wealth-x

Robert Earl Holding is worth $2.7 billion
Owner of Sinclair Oil

Source: Wealth-x

Thomas Frist, Jr. is worth $3 billion
Founder of HCA, the Hospital Corporation of America

Source: Wealth-x

Gayle Cook is worth $3.4 billion
Member of the board of directors of medical device firm Cook Group

Source: Wealth-x

Pauline MacMillan Keinath is worth $3.7 billion
Part owner of Cargill Inc. and great-granddaughter of founder W. W. Cargil

Source: Wealth-x

Theodore Lerner is worth $3.9 billion
Founder of real estate firm Lerner Enterprises

Source: Wealth-x

Samuel Zell is worth $3.9 billion
Founder of Equity Residential

Source: Wealth-x

Joseph Lewis is worth $3.9 billion
Founder of Tavistock Group and owner of Tottenham Hotspur soccer team in England

Source: Wealth-x

Bruce Halle Sr. is worth $4 billion
Founder of Discount Tire

Source: Wealth-x

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Leslie Wexner is worth $4.5 billion
Chairman and CEO of Limited Brands

Source: Wealth-x

Dennis Washington is worth $5 billion
Founder of The Washington Companies and co-founder of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Source: Wealth-x

Richard DeVos Sr. is worth $5.1 billion
Co-founder of Amway and owner of the Orlando Magic

Source: Wealth-x

David Tepper is worth $5.2 billion
President and founder of Appaloosa Management

Source: Wealth-x

John Menard, Jr. is worth $6 billion
Founder and owner of home-improvement retailer Menard Inc.

Source: Wealth-x

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James Goodnight is worth $7.4 billion
CEO of SAS Institute

Source: Wealth-X

Pennsylvania: Hansjorg Wyss is worth $7.7 billion
Chairman of Swiss medical device manufacturer Synthes Holding AG

Source: Wealth-x

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Charles Ergen is worth $8.3 billion
Founder and chairman of DISH Network

Source: Wealth-x

George Kaiser is worth $10 billion
Chairman of BOK Financial

Source: Wealth-x

Photo: YouTube.com

Raymond Dalio is worth $10 billion
Founder of Bridgewater Associates LP

Source: Wealth-x

Anne Cox Chambers is worth $11.2 billion
Member of Cox Enterprises' board of directors, chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers

Source: Wealth-x

Abigail Johnson is worth $11.9 billion
President, Fidelity Financial Services

Source: Wealth-x

Philip Knight is worth $13 billion
Chairman of Nike Inc.

Source: Wealth-x

Michael Dell is worth $14 billion
CEO of Dell Inc.

Source: Wealth-x

Forrest Mars, Jr. is worth $17 billion
Part-owner of Mars candy company and grandson of the late Frank C. Mars

Source: Wealth-x

Sheldon Adelson is worth $20.2 billion
Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands

Source: Wealth-x

Michael Bloomberg is worth $24.8 billion
Mayor of New York City and the owner of Bloomberg LP

Source: Wealth-x

David Koch is worth $32.1 billion
Vice-chairman of Koch industries

Source: Wealth-x

Jim (James) Walton is worth $33.6 billion
Chairman of Arvest Bank and the son of Walmart founder Sam Walton

Source: Wealth-x

Lawrence Ellison is worth $41.1 billion
CEO of Oracle

Source: Wealth-x

Warren Buffett is worth $49.6 billion
Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Source: Wealth-x

Bill Gates is worth $64.5 billion
Microsoft chairman and co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Source: Wealth-x

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