Before that, I spent a year on the road—driving for Uber in Cleveland, volcano climbing in Guatemala, cattle farming in …. Menard Jr. John and his siblings Jacqueline and Forrest Jr. This is our fifth year compiling a list of the richest person in every state. The Charleston, South Carolina-based company also owns an aerospace engineering firm and extensive commercial real estate.
For the richest in state package, we update the net worths of the billionaires we are constantly tracking to make sure we have the latest figures. Sanford owns First Premier Bank, which specializes in offering credit cards to high-risk borrowers and is one of the largest issuers of Visa and Mastercards. In all, 53 billionaires and centimillionaires made the ranks three states had ties. I've been a reporter at Forbes since Before that, I spent a year on the road—driving for Uber in Cleveland, volcano climbing in Guatemala, cattle farming in.
Kennedy's grandfather, James M. Omidyar founded online auction firm eBay in and now serves on its board. Before that, I spent a year on the road—driving for Uber in Cleveland, volcano climbing in Guatemala, cattle farming in Uruguay, and lots of stuff in between.
He retired in and soon began selling most of his shares so that he now only has a tiny stake.
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This is a BETA experience. German heiress, and now U. The conglomerate owns stakes in dozens of international brands, including hygiene and home products giant Reckitt Benckiser and beauty company Coty. Read Less. me at jwang forbes. Abele cofounded medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific in to provide less invasive, more accessible treatments.
He started playing the markets at age 12, getting tips from golfers while he worked as a caddie, then launched Bridgewater from his two-bedroom New York City apartment in Siblings Gore and Snyder each have stakes in W. It was Robert who invented Gore-Tex, a waterproof lightweight fabric widely used in outdoor clothing and footwear.
Gustavson is the largest shareholder of Public Storage, which her billionaire father cofounded in She ed the firm in and rose to vice president before leaving in to raise her children. He also owns a massive aquifer in Arizona and a North Dakota ethanol plant.
Feel free to reach out at nkirsch forbes. His company owns more than 60 companies, including Geico, Duracell and Dairy Queen.
Kennedy is the chairman of Cox Enterprises, the automotive and media company headquartered in Atlanta. Knight, who ran track at the University of Oregon, started the predecessor to sports apparel giant Nike with his former track coach Bill Bowerman. VanderSloot founded and runs Melaleuca, which makes more than products ranging from health supplements to eco-friendly household cleaners.
Frist Jr. Though Frist Jr. Walton is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
Her great-grandfather, W. Cargill, founded the business as a single grain warehouse on the end of an Iowa railroad line in A one-time heavy crane operator, Washington parlayed an early love of machinery into a diversified business group called Washington Companies. The top industry to be in is finance and investments 10 list membersfollowed by fashion and retail 8 members and food and beverage 5 members. They also oversee an Alaskan military housing development and hotels in both Alaska and the continental United States. Knight, who later bought out his partner, ran the sports giant for 52 years.
Bloomberg cofounded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in Bloomberg also served as mayor of New York City for three terms.
Among its businesses are a copper mine and a regional railroad, plus stakes in two diamond mines. Today L Brands has over 3, stores worldwide. He also co-owns resort properties in southern California and Mexico, and is the founder of First Look Media, the parent company of online news site The Intercept. He also owns more thanacres of timberland in his home state. He made his fortune in coal and owns the Greenbrier resort. One of the richest men in sports, Anschutz owns the L.
Kings, the L. His Anschutz Entertainment Group operates more than arenas and concert venues worldwide. I graduated from Tufts University with a dual degree in international relations and Arabic. Peterffy arrived in America in at age 21, the penniless descendant of Hungarian aristocrats who lost nearly everything to the Soviets. Buffett, the CEO and chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, is one of the most successful investors of all time. She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim.
Miller and husband Larry d. Mars owns an estimated one third of Mars Inc. She worked for the company for nearly 20 years and served on the board until He and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
Noah Kirsch Former Staff. The thirteenth child of Oklahoma sharecroppers, Hamm picked cotton barefoot as and started working at a gas station at age 16 to support his family. Melaleuca sells them directly from the factory to over 1. Our estimates represent a snapshot of wealth as of June 21, The net worth of anyone in this group can change materially within days or weeks.
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Real Estate. His father, Fred Koch, founded the business in ; Charles took over in and now shares majority control with his younger brother, David. He first began trading from his Harvard dorm inthen started his hedge fund three years later.
Garcia is the biggest shareholder of Carvana, an online platform for selling used cars and making auto loans that his son Ernest Garcia III founded.
Peterffy is the founder and CEO of publicly traded Interactive Brokers, which markets its specialized trading platform to sophisticated investors. Jennifer Wang Forbes Staff. Edit Story. He began his career at quantitative hedge fund D. Shaw, then spent two years working for Amazon before starting his own firm with fellow billionaire David Siegel in He first cofounded Marbob Energy, which offered pumping services to well owners, then struck out on his own with Mack Energy Corp.
Walton is the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Jennifer Wang. Gustavson now lives at Spendthrift Farm, the racehorse breeding farm owned by her family. Providence has invested in more than companies—many in the media, communications, education and information industries—including Hulu and the Ironman triathlon.
Zuckerberg started Facebook at Harvard in at the age of 19 for students to match names with faces in class. We then spend a ificant amount of time hunting for the richest centimillionaires in the states with no billionaires. F or the fifth year running, Forbes combed through fortunes across the country to locate the wealthiest resident in every state. March Alfond and her three siblings inherited a fortune created by their father, Harold Alfond, who started Dexter Shoe Co. Lerner owns 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, plus hotels and apartments, primarily in the Washington, D.
She took over from her father, Edward Johnson III, in and has worked full-time for the company since MacMillan Keinath is believed to be the largest shareholder of Cargill, the biggest private company in America. You may opt-out by clicking here.