For the fourth year in a row, Forbes has scoured the country from sea to shining sea to find the richest person in every single state. The centimillionaires and billionaires we found have made (or inherited) fortunes in a sprawling range of industries — from hotels to hedge funds to coal.
In all, Forbes located 53 captains of industry (three states had ties) with fortunes that add up to $832 billion, up from $747 billion last year and $682 billion the year before. The average fortune for this year’s list stands at $16.6 billion, up from $14.4 billion in 2017.
The most popular way to make a fortune that is unrivaled by anyone else in your state is to go into finance and investing, where… Continue reading on Forbes.com