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:
|Name||State||Residence||Net Worth (Est.)||Source of Wealth|
|Jimmy Rane||Alabama||Abbeville||$1.2 B||Lumber|
|Arturo Moreno||Arizona||Phoenix||$4.8 B||Billboards, Los Angeles Angels|
|Jim Walton||Arkansas||Bentonville||$64.4 B||Walmart|
|Larry Page||California||Palo Alto||$105.0 B|
|Philip Anschutz||Colorado||Denver||$10.8 B||Energy, sports, entertainment|
|Ray Dalio||Connecticut||Greenwich||$19.1 B||Hedge funds|
|Ken Griffin||Florida||Miami||$32.7 B||Hedge funds|
|Dan Cathy, Bubba Cathy, and Trudy Cathy White||Georgia||Atlanta||$11.0 B||Chick-fil-A|
|Larry Ellison||Hawaii||Lanai||$146.0 B||Oracle|
|Frank VanderSloot||Idaho||Idaho Falls||$3.2 B||Nutrition, wellness products|
|Lukas Walton||Illinois||Chicago||$22.9 B||Walmart|
|Carl Cook||Indiana||Bloomington||$10.3 B||Medical devices|
|Harry Stine||Iowa||Adel||$6.9 B||Agriculture|
|Charles Koch||Kansas||Wichitia||$56.9 B||Koch Industries|
|Tamara Gustavson||Kentucky||Lexington||$7.3 B||Self storage|
|Gayle Benson||Louisiana||New Orleans||$4.7 B||New Orleans Saints|
|Susan Alfond||Maine||Scarborough||$2.7 B||Shoes|
|Annette Lerner & family||Maryland||Chevy Chase||$6.3 B||Real Estate|
|Abigail Johnson||Massachusetts||Milton||$21.0 B||Fidelity|
|Daniel Gilbert||Michigan||Franklin||$19.5 B||Quicken Loans|
|Glen Taylor||Minnesota||Mankato||$2.6 B||Printing|
|Thomas Duff & James Duff||Mississippi||Hattiesburg||$2.3 B||Tires, diversified|
|John Morris||Missouri||Springfield||$8.3 B||Sporting goods retail|
|Dennis Washington||Montana||Missoula||$6.4 B||Construction, mining|
|Warren Buffet||Nebraska||Omaha||$117.0 B||Berkshire Hathaway|
|Mirian Adelson & family||Nevada||Las Vegas||$36.2 B||Casinos|
|Rick Cohen & family||New Hampshire||Keene||$18.8 B||Warehouse automation|
|Rocco Commisso||New Jersey||Saddle River||$8.0 B||Telecom|
|Ron Corio||New Mexico||Albuquerque||$1.7 B||Solar|
|Michael Bloomberg||New York||New York City||$94.5 B||Bloomberg LP|
|James Goodnight||North Carolina||Cary||$9.3 B||Software|
|Gary Tharaldson||North Dakota||Fargo||$1.2 B||Hotels|
|Lex Wexner & family||Ohio||New Albany||$6.0 B||Retail|
|Harold Hamm & family||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||$18.5 B||Oil & gas|
|Phil Knight & family||Oregon||Hillsboro||$41.8 B||Nike|
|Jeff Yass||Pennsylvania||Haverford||$28.5 B||Trading, investments|
|Jonathan Nelson||Rhode Island||Providence||$3.1 B||Private equity|
|Robert Faith||South Carolina||Charleston||$5.2 B||Real estate management|
|T. Denny Sanford||South Dakota||Sioux Falls||$2.0 B||Banking, credit cards|
|Thomas Frist Jr. & family||Tennessee||Nashville||$22.3 B||Hospitals|
|Elon Musk||Texas||Austin||$230.0 B||Tesla, SpaceX|
|Gail Miller||Utah||Salt Lake City||$4.2 B||Car dealerships|
|John Abele||Vermont||Shelburne||$1.9 B||Healthcare|
|Jacqueline Mars||Virginia||The Plains||$39.4 B||Candy, pet food|
|Jeff Bezos||Washington||Medina||$149.0 B||Amazon|
|John Menard Jr.||Wisconsin||Eau Claire||$18.1 B||Home improvement stores|
|John Mars||Wyoming||Jackson||$39.4 B||Candy, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Indeed.com 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.
|Rank||Job Title||Average Annual Salary||Change in Postings
|1||Outside Sales Representative||$60,000||+258%|
|8||Network Operations Technician||$85,500||+94%|
|9||Mental Health Manager||$42,000||+93%|
|12||Patient Access Manager||$90,000||+77%|
|14||Lead Generation Specialist||$62,500||+73%|
|16||Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||$74,378||+71%|
|18||Special Events Coordinator||$54,000||+67%|
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.
|Rank||Job Title||Average Annual Salary||Change in Postings
|2||Auto Body Technician||$82,500||+100%|
|3||Environmental Health and Safety Specialist||$65,000||+100%|
|7||Sheet Metal Mechanic||$62,140||+67%|
|8||Aircraft Maintenance Technician||$57,500||+64%|
|11||Route Sales Representative||$50,000||+51%|
|13||Distribution Center Coordinator||$52,500||+47%|
|14||General Maintenance Technician||$40,650||+46%|
|15||Patient Care Coordinator||$43,152||+44%|
|18||Field Sales Representative||$57,018||+42%|
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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