Who’s the Richest of Them All?
When Forbes published its 2022 list of the richest people in the world in April, it found 1,000 billionaires who had added to their wealth over the past year. But this state-by-state update of that snapshot — following some rough months for investors — tells a slightly different story, especially where those fortunes are tied to large stock holdings. Here’s a look at the richest person in every state based on May 6 stats from the Forbes Real-Time Billionaire site, which tracks the rise and fall of wealth constantly when markets are open. Older numbers were necessary in several states that don’t have a billionaire in residence.