REVEALED: The richest billionaires in 43 US states – and the world’s second-richest man Bill Gates DOESN’T make the list because he lives up the road from Jeff Bezos
- Amazon’s Jeff Bezos holds top spot in Washington state beating out Bill Gates
- As of March 18, when the Forbes report was released, Bezos had a net worth of $113billion while Gates had a net worth of $109billion
- According to Forbes, there are seven states that don’t have a single billionaire
- Those include: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota and Vermont
There are 43 billionaires in the US who have been recognized as the wealthiest individuals in their respective states.
According to a Forbes rich list that was released in March, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos held the top spot not only in Washington state, but as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $113billion as of March 18. Since the Forbes report, Bezos’s net worth has skyrocketed to $171billion.
However, the second richest man in the world didn’t make the list. Microsoft’s Bill Gates didn’t get the recognition for having a net worth of $109billion because he lives in the same state as Bezos.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos still holds the top spot not only in Washington state, but as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $113billion as of March 18. As of July 1, Bezos’s wealth hit a new high of $171billion
However, the second richest man in the world didn’t make the list. Microsoft’s Bill Gates (pictured) didn’t get the recognition for having a net worth of $109billion because he lives in the same state as Bezos
Forbes also reported that most states and Washington, DC, have at least one billionaire, there are seven states that don’t have any billionaires.
Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota and Vermont don’t have a billionaire to represent them on Forbes’ list.
While the numbers were crunched before the coronavirus spread across the US, some of the billionaires have remain unaffected by the pandemic.
For example, with more people staying home due to the virus, they are also using online platforms like Amazon to make purchases and get food delivered through the company’s partnership with Whole Foods.
Therefore, Bezos’s wealth has been relatively unaffected by impacts of the virus.
Heirs of the Walmart fortune, Alice and Jim Walton, are also seeing the company’s shares remain steady through the pandemic.
On the other hand, billionaires like Philip Anschutz and Sheldon Adelson, who both have stakes in tourism-related businesses, likely took a hit during the pandemic.
Anschutz owns the Coachella Music Festival and has a stake in several sports team. Adelson owns a portion of the Las Vegas Strip as well as casinos in other countries.
The tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit industries since the pandemic hit the US in mid-March.
The richest billionaires in each state as of March 2020
Arturo Moreno: $3.3billion
Jim Walton: $54.6billion
Larry Ellison: $59billion
Philip Anschutz: $11billion
Ray Dalio: $18billion
Donald Trump: $2.1billion
Thomas Peterffy: $14.3billion
Jim Kennedy: $7.6billion
Pierre Omidyar: $11billion
Frank Vandersloot: $3.5billion
Ken Griffin: $12.1billion
Jim Walton received the top billionaire spot for the state of Arkansas with a net worth of $54.6billion
Carl Cook: $8billion
Harry Stine: $3.8billion
Charles Koch: $38.2billion
Tamara Gustavson: $4.5 billion
Gayle Benson: $3.2billion
Susan Alfond: $1.4billion
Stephen Bisciotti: $4.2billion
Abigail Johnson: $10.8billion
Dan Gilbert: $6.5billion
Glen Taylor: $2.9billion
Warren Buffett claimed the top spot in Nebraska with a net worth of $67.5billion
James and Thomas Duff: $1.4billion each
Pauline Macmillan Keinath: $4.8 billion
Dennis Washington: $5.5billion
Warren Buffett: $67.5billion
Sheldon Adelson: $26.8billion
John Overdeck: $6.1billion
Michael Bloomberg: $48billion
James Goodnight: $6.1billion
Les Wexner and family: $4billion
David Green and family: $6.3billion
Phil Knight and family: $29.5billion
Victoria Mars: $6.2billion
Jonathan Nelson: $1.8billion
While there aren’t many women who are billionaires, Alice Walton (pictured) took the top spot for the state of Texas with a net worth of $54.4billion
Anita Zucker: $1.3billion
T. Denny Sanford: $2billion
Thomas Frist, Jr and family: $7.5billion
Alice Walton: $54.4billion
Gail Miller: $1.7billion
Jacqueline Mars: $24.7billion
Jeff Bezos: $113billion (as of March 18)
Jim Justice II: $1.2billion
John Menard, Jr: $11.5billion
John Mars: $24.7billion
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