Every year, Forbes releases a list of the richest people in the US.
The Forbes list features the 400 wealthiest people living in America who have made their fortunes through tech companies, retailers, investments, real estate and more. These billionaires range in age from their 20s to their 90s, and are worth a combined $4 trillion.
Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla and SpaceX, is the richest person in America with a net worth of $251 billion. He edged out Jeff Bezos, whose wealth comes from Amazon, by $100 billion.
The top 10 are Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg’s Michael Bloomberg LP, and Walmart’s Jim Walton.
With a total of 80 billionaires, California has the most residents on the list. New York has the second most at 65, followed by Texas with 43 and Florida at 42. Although only eight of the Forbes 400 are called home, Washington has the most individuals landing in the top 10 of any country – Bezos, Gates, and Ballmer.
Ten states have no residents that meet the criteria to make the Forbes ranking: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Below is a list of the richest people in each country, as well as their net worth and sources of wealth, according to Forbes.
|Country||Name||Overall Rank||Net Worth||source|
|Arizona||Mark Shoen||214||$4.8 billion||U-Haul|
|Arkansas||Jim Walton||10||$57.9 billion||Walmart|
|California||Larry Page||6||$93 billion|
|Colorado||Philip Anschutz||56||$11 billion||investment|
|Connecticut||Ray Dalio||32||$19.1 billion||Bridgewater Associates|
|Florida||Thomas Peterffy||31||$20.3 billion||Interactive Brokers|
|Georgia||Jim Kennedy||77||$8.4 billion||Cox Company|
|Hawaii||Larry Ellison||4||$101 billion||Oracle|
|Idaho||Frank VanderSloot||351||$3.1 billion||Melaleuca|
|Illinois||Ken Griffin||21||$30.8 billion||Citadel|
|Indiana||Carl Cook||66||$9.7 billion||Cook Group|
|Iowa||Harry Stein||93||$7.7 billion||Stine seeds|
|Kansas||Charles Koch||13||$56 billion||Koch Industries|
|Kentucky||Tamara Gustavson||83||$8.1 billion||General Storage|
|Louisiana||Gayle Benson||224||$4.7 billion||New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans|
|Maryland||Stephen Bisciotti||143||$6.4 billion||Aerotek, Allegis Group, Baltimore Ravens|
|Massachusetts||Abigail Johnson||29||$20.5 billion||Loyalty Investing|
|Michigan||Daniel Gilbert||40||$17.3 billion||Quick Loan|
|Missouri||John Morris||92||$7.8 billion||Bass Pro Shop|
|Montana||Dennis Washington||150||$6.3 billion||Washington Company|
|Nebraska||Warren Buffett||5||$97 billion||Berkshire Hathaway|
|Nevada||Miriam Adelson & family||26||$26.4 billion||Las Vegas Sands|
|New Hampshire||Rick Cohen & family||99||$7.6 billion||C & S Grocers Wholesale|
|New Jersey||Rocco Commisso||93||$7.7 billion||Mediacom|
|new York||Michael Bloomberg||9||$76.8 billion||Bloomberg LP|
|North Carolina||Team Sweeney||99||$7.6 billion||Epic game|
|Ohio||Les Wexner & family||155||$6 billion||L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Boy Works)|
|Oklahoma||Harold Hamm & family||28||$21.1 billion||Continental Resources|
|Oregon||Phil Knight & family||17||$41.5 billion||Mike|
|Pennsylvania||Jeff Yass||23||$30 billion||Susquehanna International Group|
|Rhode Island||Jonathan Nelson||351||$3.1 billion||Providence Equity Partners|
|South Carolina||Robert Faith||190||$5.2 billion||Greystar|
|Tennessee||Thomas Frist, Jr. & Family||42||$17 billion||Hospital Corp. of America|
|Texas||Elon musk||1||$251 billion||Tesla, Space X|
|vomit||Gail Miller||271||$4 billion||Larry H. Miller Group|
|Virginia||Jacqueline Mars||19||$37 billion||Mars|
|Washington||Jeff Bezos||2||$151 billion||Amazon|
|Wisconsin||John Menard, Jr.||42||$17 billion||Menards home improvement store|
|Wyoming||John Mars||19||$37 billion||Mars|
The richest woman on the Forbes list is Julia Koch, who, along with her three children, inherited 42% of Koch Industries shares after her husband David died in August 2019. Following her is Alice Walton, the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam. Walton. They are ranked 13th and 15th, respectively (neither is 14th, Koch and his brother-in-law Charles Koch are 13th).
Especially missing from the 10 richest is Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of the top rankings for the first time in 2014. Twenty-two people in the list, including Donald Trump, who had made the list before he fell, returned. again.
Forbes also found that of the 400 richest people in America, 275 created their fortunes, while the rest inherited them. You can see the full list on the Forbes website Here you go. This is the 41st edition of the Forbes 400.
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