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Mapped: The Richest Billionaires in Every U.S. State

The number of billionaires in the U.S. increased 5% compared to last year, going from 720 super wealthy individuals to 775. The richest of the rich are concentrated in states like Texas, California, and New York, but there is almost one billionaire in every single state.

This map uses data from Forbes to showcase the wealthiest billionaire in each state.

The State-by-State Breakdown

According to Forbes, just four states are home to 61% of the country’s billionaires: California (179), New York (130), Florida (92), and Texas (73).

Here’s a closer look at the data on who takes the title of the richest in each state:

NameStateResidenceNet Worth (Est.)Source of Wealth
Jimmy RaneAlabamaAbbeville$1.2 BLumber
Arturo MorenoArizonaPhoenix$4.8 BBillboards, Los Angeles Angels
Jim WaltonArkansasBentonville$64.4 BWalmart
Larry PageCaliforniaPalo Alto$105.0 BGoogle
Philip AnschutzColoradoDenver$10.8 BEnergy, sports, entertainment
Ray DalioConnecticutGreenwich$19.1 BHedge funds
Ken GriffinFloridaMiami$32.7 BHedge funds
Dan Cathy, Bubba Cathy, and Trudy Cathy WhiteGeorgiaAtlanta$11.0 BChick-fil-A
Larry EllisonHawaiiLanai$146.0 BOracle
Frank VanderSlootIdahoIdaho Falls$3.2 BNutrition, wellness products
Lukas WaltonIllinoisChicago$22.9 BWalmart
Carl CookIndianaBloomington$10.3 BMedical devices
Harry StineIowaAdel$6.9 BAgriculture
Charles KochKansasWichitia$56.9 BKoch Industries
Tamara GustavsonKentuckyLexington$7.3 BSelf storage
Gayle BensonLouisianaNew Orleans$4.7 BNew Orleans Saints
Susan AlfondMaineScarborough$2.7 BShoes
Annette Lerner & familyMarylandChevy Chase$6.3 BReal Estate
Abigail JohnsonMassachusettsMilton$21.0 BFidelity
Daniel Gilbert MichiganFranklin$19.5 BQuicken Loans
Glen TaylorMinnesotaMankato$2.6 BPrinting
Thomas Duff & James DuffMississippiHattiesburg$2.3 BTires, diversified
John MorrisMissouriSpringfield$8.3 BSporting goods retail
Dennis WashingtonMontanaMissoula$6.4 BConstruction, mining
Warren BuffetNebraskaOmaha$117.0 BBerkshire Hathaway
Mirian Adelson & familyNevadaLas Vegas$36.2 BCasinos
Rick Cohen & familyNew HampshireKeene$18.8 BWarehouse automation
Rocco CommissoNew JerseySaddle River$8.0 BTelecom
Ron CorioNew Mexico Albuquerque$1.7 BSolar
Michael BloombergNew YorkNew York City$94.5 BBloomberg LP
James GoodnightNorth CarolinaCary$9.3 BSoftware
Gary TharaldsonNorth DakotaFargo$1.2 BHotels
Lex Wexner & familyOhioNew Albany$6.0 BRetail
Harold Hamm & familyOklahomaOklahoma City$18.5 BOil & gas
Phil Knight & familyOregonHillsboro$41.8 BNike
Jeff YassPennsylvaniaHaverford$28.5 BTrading, investments
Jonathan NelsonRhode IslandProvidence$3.1 BPrivate equity
Robert FaithSouth CarolinaCharleston$5.2 BReal estate management
T. Denny SanfordSouth DakotaSioux Falls$2.0 BBanking, credit cards
Thomas Frist Jr. & familyTennesseeNashville$22.3 BHospitals
Elon MuskTexasAustin$230.0 BTesla, SpaceX
Gail MillerUtahSalt Lake City$4.2 BCar dealerships
John AbeleVermontShelburne$1.9 BHealthcare
Jacqueline MarsVirginiaThe Plains$39.4 BCandy, pet food
Jeff BezosWashingtonMedina$149.0 BAmazon
John Menard Jr.WisconsinEau Claire$18.1 BHome improvement stores
John MarsWyomingJackson$39.4 BCandy, pet food

Many billionaires in the U.S. are extremely well-known, such as California’s Larry Page, New York’s Michael Bloomberg, or Washington state’s Jeff Bezos.

Interestingly, Bill Gates doesn’t take the top spot as the richest billionaire in Washington because Bezos has a higher net worth—$149 billion vs. Gates’ $104 billion—although they do live in the exact same town of Medina, WA.

Nearly every state is home to at least one billionaire, some far wealthier than others, like Nebraska’s Warren Buffett ($117 billion), compared to Alabama’s Jimmy Rane ($1.2 billion). Some new states, which gained billionaires this year include Alabama, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Billionaire Wealth

The number of billionaires globally is following a different trend than the one in the U.S., declining year-over-year, and seeing billionaire wealth overall decrease by $500 billion.

The U.S. is home to almost 30% of all the world’s billionaires and while a few like Sam Bankman-Fried and Kanye West lost their billionaire status this year, many continue to get richer. In addition to Ron Corio, New Mexico’s first ever billionaire, eight other individuals on the U.S. list gained billionaire status in the last four years.

Finance and investments, food and beverage, fashion and retail, and technology are the top sources of wealth for U.S. billionaires, with almost 50% of them gaining their fortunes from these specific industries.

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Visualizing the Most Sought-After Entry Level Jobs in 2023

Some jobs need a degree, while others don’t. Here are the top 20 most sought-after entry level jobs with and without a degree.



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The Most Sought-After Entry Level Jobs of 2023

In the fast-paced realm of job hunting, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. And if you are an entry-level job applicant, the pressure is a notch higher.

New entrants in any job market today compete with groundbreaking technology like ChatGPT in addition to their peers. In the United States, these applicants have to also wade through an uncertain labor market, inflation, and long lists of job requirements. has identified the most sought-after entry level positions for applicants both with and without a degree in the U.S., and the year-on-year growth of these job postings.

Most Sought-After Entry-Level Jobs With a Degree

As the U.S. job market recovers from its pandemic slump, some careers are now booming. This in turn has opened up numerous opportunities for entry-level job applicants.

RankJob TitleAverage Annual SalaryChange in Postings
1Outside Sales Representative$60,000+258%
2Transportation Coordinator$47,500+227%
3Quality Auditor$84,500+131%
5Tax Preparer$67,500+123%
6Loan Processor$55,000+100%
7Retention Specialist$50,000+100%
8Network Operations Technician$85,500+94%
9Mental Health Manager$42,000+93%
10Speech-Language Pathologist$60,000+84%
11Geotechnical Engineer$65,000+80%
12Patient Access Manager$90,000+77%
13HR Coordinator$67,500+75%
14Lead Generation Specialist$62,500+73%
15Design Coordinator$55,000+73%
16Pharmaceutical Sales Representative$74,378+71%
17Behavioral Therapist$50,000+68%
18Special Events Coordinator$54,000+67%
19IT Engineer$92,500+67%
20Structural Engineer$90,000+63%

The demand for sales jobs multiplied this year as customer-facing businesses slowly returned to their pre-pandemic levels.

At the top of this list is the job for an Outside Sales Representative. Paying upwards of $60,000, postings for this job have grown by over 250% in a year, making it the most sought-after position for applicants with a degree.

The healthcare industry has secured its place in the top ranks too. Careers including mental health case managers, speech pathologists, behavioral therapists, and patient access managers dominate the Top 20 list.

Let’s not forget about the tech sector. While entry-level network technicians can earn upwards of $85,000 on average, while IT engineers are paid an entry package of over $90,000.

Most Sought-After Entry-Level Jobs Without a Degree

Nearly 65% of the U.S. working population does not have a four-year degree. However, millions of these workers continue to be highly skilled across professions and have a shot at some of the most sought-after entry level jobs in the country.

RankJob TitleAverage Annual SalaryChange in Postings
1Inventory Manager$59,000+189%
2Auto Body Technician$82,500+100%
3Environmental Health and Safety Specialist$65,000+100%
4Salon Manager$41,000+95%
5Drafting Technician$50,000+94%
6Business Analyst$72,500+82%
7Sheet Metal Mechanic$62,140+67%
8Aircraft Maintenance Technician$57,500+64%
9Catering Manager$47,500+56%
10Transportation/Logistics Coordinator$62,500+53%
11Route Sales Representative$50,000+51%
12Rental Agent$45,520+50%
13Distribution Center Coordinator$52,500+47%
14General Maintenance Technician$40,650+46%
15Patient Care Coordinator$43,152+44%
16Forestry Technician$45,760+43%
17Relationship Banker$43,576+43%
18Field Sales Representative$57,018+42%
19Park Ranger$45,912+42%
20Warehouse Receiver$45,000+39%

One example of this job is that of an Inventory Manager. The demand for skilled inventory managers in warehouses and companies post-pandemic has doubled the position’s job share in a year.

One of the highest paying non-degree jobs in this list—Auto Body Technician—can fetch highly-skilled entry-level workers a salary of $82,000 per year.

These jobs don’t seem to require a degree according to Indeed. However, the rising competition for these positions might give the upper edge to applicants with one, especially for jobs on the list such as Business Analyst and Relationship Banker.

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