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slides: Oregon Ranks in the Top 10 States With the Richest People

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 

Nike founder Phil Knight

Oregon ranks number 9 in the top 10 states with the richest people, according to a list of the wealthiest person in each state by CNN Money

Nike founder Phil Knight's $19 billion worth makes Oregon home to a person wealthier than the wealthiest people in 41 other states.

See Slides: The Top 10 States With the Richest People 

Washington tops the list as it is home to Bill Gates worth $81.5 billion. And the state with the least wealthy person? Wyoming, home to owner of the NHL team New York Islanders and their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Jonathan Ledecky worth $340 million (practically living in poverty, huh?) 

Although some of the list makers got a boost from family fortune, 35 out of the 50 people are self-made entrepreneurs, according to Wealth-X. 

Only six women made the list, including Wal-Mart heiress Christy Walton of Arkansas, Abigail Johnson Fidelity Investments CEO of Massachusetts, and Cox Enterprises heiress Anne Cox Chambers of Georgia.

 

Related Slideshow: The Top 10 States With the Richest People

Oregon ranks number 9 in the top 10 states with the richest people, according to a list of the wealthiest person in each state by CNN MoneyNike founder Phil Knight's $19 billion worth makes Oregon home to a person wealthier than the wealthiest people in 41 other states. See what other states made the top 10. 

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#10 Texas

Michael Dell, $17.9 billion 

Founder and CEO of Dell Inc.

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#9 Oregon

Phil Knight, $19 billion

Founder of Nike 

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#8 Virginia

Forrest Mars Jr., $25.9 billion 

Heir to Mars, Incorporated, the confectionary company

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#7 Nevada

Sheldon Adelson, $29 billion 

CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and owner of Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom 

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#6 New York

Michael R. Bloomberg, $33.7 billion 

Former Mayor of New York City, founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P.

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#5 Arkansas

Christy Walton, $37.9 billion

Heiress of Walmart  

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#4 Kansas

David Koch, $42 billion 

Co-owner and VP of Koch Industries 

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#3 California

Lawrence Ellison, $47.3 billion 

CEO and founder of Oracle Corp. 

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#2 Nebraska

Warren Buffet, $66.9 billion 

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway 

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#1 Washington

Bill Gates, $81.5 billion

Founder of Microsoft  

 
 

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