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The richest person in every state

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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.

The richest person in every state

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

(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 @robtfrank.

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