The richest person in every state, according to Forbes

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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Forbes has released a list that identifies the richest person residing in every U.S. state for the fourth year in a row.

The ranking takes into account wealth both self-made and inherited and places the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, in Washington state, knocking stalwart Bill Gates off the list for the first time. Fellow tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg earns a spot, though, as the wealthiest resident of California.

To create the ranking, Forbes updated the net worth of the billionaires they track for their World's Billionaires List and the Forbes 400 list. Six states — Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, New Mexico, North Dakota and Vermont — aren't home to a single billionaire so, in those locations, Forbes tracked down the wealthiest multi-millionaires.

Here's a snapshot of the richest person in every U.S. state. Click to enlarge.

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Jeff Bezos

Industry: Tech, Amazon
Net worth: $132 billion


Warren Buffett

Industry: Finance, Berkshire Hathaway
Net worth: $85 billion


Mark Zuckerberg

Industry: Tech, Facebook
Net worth: $74 billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California.
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Charles Koch

Industry: Manufacturing, Koch Industries
Net worth: $51.5 billion

New York

David Koch

Industry: Manufacturing, Koch Industries
Net worth: $51.5 billion


Sheldon Adelson

Industry: Casinos
Net worth: $42.8 billion

Sheldon Adelson
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Jim Walton

Industry: Retail, Walmart
Net worth: $40.3 billion


Alice Walton

Industry: Retail, Walmart
Net worth: $40 billion


Phil Knight & family

Industry: Retail, Nike
Net worth: $30.7 billion

Phil Knight
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