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9. Illinois

Number of residents per UHNW individual: 4,615
UHNW population: 2,780
Total population: 12,830,632

A significant amount of the wealth in the Midwest derives from two sources. One is the financial services sector, and the other is legacy wealth from families with deep regional roots. Many of the families in the latter category made their fortunes in industrial manufacturing.

UHNW individuals in Illinois include Jacksonville Jaguars and Flex-N-Gate owner Shahid Khan, whose net worth is $2.8 billion; and Ty founder H. Ty Warner, whose Beanie Babies plush toys line helped him attain a net worth of $2.2 billion.

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