MAPPED: The richest person in every state

Bill Gates, who cofounded Microsoft and is California’s richest resident.
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Forbes has released its third annual list of the richest person in each US state, and the cumulative wealth amounts to over $745 billion.

We’ve mapped out each state to show you every state’s richest resident, along with a breakdown of his or her individual net worth.

The list includes leaders from several industries including tech (Bill Gates), retail (Jim and Alice Walton), and finance (Warren Buffett).

It’s worth noting that some of the country’s wealthiest individuals – like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos – are not the wealthiest resident of their own state and therefore are not included on this list.

Check out Forbes’ full list here.

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