The Richest Person in Every US State

Billionaires, with their supernatural personas, often seem like they dwell on another planet. But the ultra-wealthy do exist among us, and notwithstanding the economic headwinds faced by the rest of us, they continue to thrive.

Almost 800 billionaires live in the U.S. The United States is home to five of the top ten cities with the world’s largest billionaires.

The Richest Person in Every US State (2021)

Using Forbes’ data HowMuch.net mapped the wealthiest billionaire in nearly every U.S. state.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, becomes America’s richest man again in 2021, with a net worth topping $193.8 billion. Elon Musk fast rose through the ranks, getting in at $191.8 billion thanks to swift growth in Tesla’s share price.

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically stimulated wealth inequality in the United States. The wealthiest billionaires, mainly managing tech companies like Mark Zuckerberg ($101.3 billion), seeing their wealth riches new heights. Just a few U.S. states don’t have billionaires citizens (Alabama, New Hampshire, New Mexico).

Map of the richest person in every US State in 2021

Top 10 Richest People in the U.S. by State (2021)

Below is a list of the wealthiest people in the states. Billionaires, whose wealth has increased compared to last year, are shown in green. Billionaires who have become ‘poorer’ are highlighted in red.

  1. Jeff Bezos (Washington): $193.8B
  2. Elon Musk (Texas): $191.8B
  3. Mark Zuckerberg (California): $101.3B
  4. Warren Buffett (Nebraska): $89.6B
  5. Jim Walton (Arkansas): $67.5B
  6. Michael Bloomberg (New York): $58.4B
  7. Phil Knight and family (Oregon): $51.7B
  8. Daniel Gilbert (Michegan): $45.5
  9. Charles Koch (Kansas): $44.9B
  10. Jacqueline Mars (Virginia): $28.9B
The Richest Person in Every US State (2020)

Washington is house to the wealthiest person in America. Jeff Bezos surpasses the list as the wealthiest person in the United States. The creator of the Amazon company is worth $117.1 billion.

Meantime, six states have billionaires with over $50 billion in net worth. The map below shows the richest people in every U.S. state.

The Richest Person in Every US State (2020)
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Top 10 Richest People in the U.S. by State (2020)

  1. Jeff Bezos (Washington): $117.1B
  2. Warren Buffett (Nebraska): $89.6B
  3. Mark Zuckerberg (California): $81.9B
  4. Michael Bloomberg (New York): $58.4B
  5. Jim Walton (Arkansas): $51.9B
  6. Alice Walton (Texas): $51.7B
  7. Charles Koch (Kansas): $42.8B
  8. Sheldon Adelson (Nevada): $41.4B
  9. Phil Knight and family (Oregon): $40B
  10. Jacqueline Mars (Virginia): $30.2B
The Richest Person in Every US State (2019)
The Richest Person in Every US State (2019)

Top 10 Richest People in the U.S. by State (2019)

  1. Jeff Bezos (Washington): $115 billion
  2. Warren Buffett (Nebraska): $83.4 billion
  3. Mark Zuckerberg (California): $72.8 billion
  4. Charles Koch (Kansas): $59.6 billion
  5. Michel Bloomberg (New York): $51.4 billion
  6. Jackqueline Mars (Virginia): $43.6 billion
  7. Jim Walton (Arkansas): $52.9 billion
  8. Alice Walton (Texas): $52 billion
  9. Phil Knight & family (Oregon): $34.2 billion
  10. Sheldon Adelson (Nevada): $34 billion
The Richest Person in Every US State (2018)
 The Richest Person in Every US State (2018)
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Top 10 Richest People in the U.S. by State (2018)

  1. Jeff Bezos (Washington): $132 billion
  2. Warren Buffett (Nebraska): $85 billion
  3. Mark Zuckerberg (California): $74 billion
  4. David Koch (New York): $51.5 billion
  5. Charles Koch (Kansas): $51.5 billion
  6. Sheldon Adelson (Nevada): $42.8 billion
  7. Jim Walton (Arkansas): $40.3 billion
  8. Alice Walton (Texas): $40 billion
  9. Phil Knight & family (Oregon): $30.7 billion
  10. Thomas Peterffy (Florida): $25.7 billion
The Richest Person in Every US State (2017)
The Richest Person in Every US State (2017)
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Top 10 Richest People in the U.S. by State (2017)

1. Bill Gates (Washington): $88.9B
2. Warren Buffett (Nebraska): $76.2B
3. Mark Zuckerberg (California): $62.4B
4. Michael Bloomberg (New York): $50.7B
5. Charles Koch (Kansas): $47.5B
6. Jim Walton (Arkansas): $38.5B
7. Alice Walton (Texas): $38.2B
8. Sheldon Adelson (Nevada): $35.6B
9. John Mars (Wyoming): $27.6B
10. Jacqueline Mars (Virginia): $27.6B

If the Richest Person in Each US State Gave Everyone an Equal Share of their Fortune

Below is a funny map showing how much money every resident of each U.S. state would get money if the wealthiest person in each state gave everyone an equal share of their wealth.

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