Fortune Also Favors the Rich
Forbes likes a good horserace. Its annual survey of the wealthiest people in the world includes the biggest names in business and philanthropy including old, old money, and the nouveau riche.
Whatever their path to wealth, there are a lot of crazy rich people in America — 735 billionaires in 2023 worth a collective $4.5 trillion. While there are states with more than their share — California, New York, and Florida come to mind — they can be found scattered across much of the county.
We’ve sifted through the Forbes list to see who has the biggest pot of gold in each state in the union. Unless otherwise noted, residence status and net worth totals are from the May 5 listings of the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, which updates constantly when markets are open. If you like a horserace, follow along and watch these fortunes ebb and flow.
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