Special Report

Richest Person in Every State

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Colorado: Philip Anschutz
> Est. net worth: $11.5 billion
> Resides: Denver

Philip Anschutz has become one of the wealthiest people in the world by investing in several businesses, including oil, railroads, real estate, and entertainment. His Anschutz Entertainment Group owns and operates arenas and stadiums across the globe. The Denver resident has donated over $100 million to the University of Colorado’s medical center, which was named in his honor.

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Connecticut: Ray Dalio
> Est. net worth: $18.7 billion
> Resides: Greenwich

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world based on assets managed. His net worth of $18.7 billion makes him the 26th wealthiest person in America. Dalio started the company out of his New York City apartment, but it is now located in Westport, Connecticut.

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Delaware: Elizabeth Snyder and Robert Gore
> Est. net worth: $885 million (tied)
> Resides: Newark

One of the country’s least populous states, Delaware is not home to any billionaires, and brother and sister Elizabeth Snyder and Robert Gore tie as the state’s wealthiest people — each with a net worth of $885 million. The two share in the apparel company Gore-Tex fortune founded by their parents. Gore, working as a chemical engineer, invented the waterproof material used in Gore-Tex apparel.

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Florida: Thomas Peterffy
> Est. net worth: $17.6 billion
> Resides: Palm Beach

Florida’s wealthiest resident is Thomas Peterffy, the former CEO of financial services company Interactive Brokers. Peterffy is best known for contributing to popularizing digital high-speed trading. He stepped down as CEO in 2019 but remained as chairman of the board of directors. Peterffy’s LLC owns more than 80% of Interactive Brokers, accounting for the majority of his $17.6 billion net worth.

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Georgia: Jim Kennedy
> Est. net worth: $9.9 billion
> Resides: Atlanta

Atlanta is home to billionaire Jim Kennedy, who inherited media empire Cox Enterprises. The company, which his grandfather founded in 1898, includes cable television company Cox Communications as well as a number of other properties spanning television, newspaper, and the internet. Kennedy was CEO of Cox for 20 years until 2008 and remains as chairman.

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