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Richest people in the states

Most of us know the richest person in America (Bill Gates at $70 billion).

But what about the richest person in your state?

Wealth-X has put together a list of all 50 states with their top wealth holders. Surprisingly nine states don't have billionaires (and yet somehow they manage to function). It only took $300 million to be the richest Wyoming resident, and $400 million to be the wealth king of Alaska.

(Read more: The 10 richest states in America)

Granted, many of the super rich don't really "live" anywhere, since they flit from home to home and state to state. Wealth-X used the business address for each wealth holder to determine residence.

Here's the list.

TABLE The richest person in every state 131029

State " Person <th style=""text-align: right;""> Net Worth Value after Valuation (US$ Billion) </th>"
Alabama "Marguerite Harbert <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.5 </td>"
Alaska " Robert Gillam <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.4</td>"
Arizona " Bruce Halle Sr. <td style=""text-align: right;"">4.4</td>"
Arkansas " James Walton <td style=""text-align: right;""> 37.1</td>"
California " Lawrence Ellison <td style=""text-align: right;""> 46.4</td>"
Colorado " Charles Ergen <td style=""text-align: right;""> 13.7</td>"
Connecticut " Raymond Dalio <td style=""text-align: right;""> 13.4</td>"
Delaware " Robert Gore <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.8</td>"
Florida " Micky Arison <td style=""text-align: right;""> 5.9</td>"
Georgia " Anne Cox Chambers <td style=""text-align: right;""> 11.4</td>"
Hawaii " Jay Shidler <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.7</td>"
Idaho " Frank Vandersloot <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.2</td>"
Illinois " Samuel Zell <td style=""text-align: right;""> 3.8</td>"
Indiana " Gayle Cook <td style=""text-align: right;""> 4.8</td>"
Iowa " Dennis Albaugh <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.6</td>"
Kansas " David Koch <td style=""text-align: right;""> 41.5</td>"
Kentucky " Brad M. Kelley <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.9</td>"
Louisiana " Thomas Benson <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.3</td>"
Maine " Leon Gorman <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.8</td>"
Maryland " Theodore Lerner <td style=""text-align: right;""> 4.1 </td>"
Massachusetts " Abigail Johnson <td style=""text-align: right;""> 16.9</td>"
Michigan " Kenneth Dart <td style=""text-align: right;""> 6.6</td>"
Minnesota " Whitney MacMillan <td style=""text-align: right;""> 3.8</td>"
Mississippi " Jim Barksdale <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.6</td>"
Missouri" John L. Morris <td style=""text-align: right;""> 3.8</td>"
Montana " Dennis Washington <td style=""text-align: right;""> 5.6 </td>"
Nebraska " Warren Buffett <td style=""text-align: right;""> 59.8</td>"
Nevada " Sheldon Adelson <td style=""text-align: right;"">32.3</td>"
New Hampshire " Richard Cohen <td style=""text-align: right;""> 10.0</td>"
New Jersey " David Tepper <td style=""text-align: right;""> 7.9</td>"
New Mexico " John A Yates <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.8</td>"
New York " Michael Bloomberg <td style=""text-align: right;"">21.4</td>"
North Carolina" James Goodnight <td style=""text-align: right;""> 7.4</td>"
North Dakota " Gary Tharaldson <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.9</td>"
Ohio " Leslie Wexner <td style=""text-align: right;""> 5.2</td>"
Oklahoma " George Kaiser <td style=""text-align: right;""> 9.8</td>"
Oregon " Phillip Knight <td style=""text-align: right;""> 14.7</td>"
Pennsylvania " Hansjorg Wyss <td style=""text-align: right;""> 9.2</td>"
Rhode Island " Jonathan Nelson <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.5</td>"
South Carolina " Anita Zucker <td style=""text-align: right;""> 2.6</td>"
South Dakota " T. Denny Sanford <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.3</td>"
Tennessee " Thomas Frist Jr. <td style=""text-align: right;""> 3.2"
Texas " Michael Dell <td style=""text-align: right;""> 16.0</td>"
Utah " Blake Roney <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.6</td>"
Vermont " Robert Stiller <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.1</td>"
Virginia " Forrest Mars Jr. <td style=""text-align: right;""> 20.1</td>"
Washington " Bill Gates <td style=""text-align: right;""> 70.8</td>"
West Virginia " James Justice II <td style=""text-align: right;""> 1.6</td>"
Wisconsin " John Menard Jr <td style=""text-align: right;""> 7.3</td>"
Wyoming " John Martin <td style=""text-align: right;""> 0.3</td>"

(CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story inadvertently omitted Missouri. The richest person in Missouri is John Morris. He has a net worth value after valuation of $3.8 billion, according to Wealth-X.)


By CNBC's Robert Frank. Follow him on Twitter .

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