Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson
> Est. net worth: $16.0 billion
> Resides: Milton
With an estimated net worth of $16.0 billion, Abigail Johnson is the wealthiest person in Massachusetts and the sixth wealthiest woman in America. Johnson is the owner of mutual fund group Fidelity Investments, which her grandfather started. IN 2014, she took over as CEO of the firm, which today manages over $2 trillion in assets. Johnson’s siblings and co-heirs to the family fortune, Elizabeth Johnson and Edward Johnson IV, are also billionaires.
Michigan: Daniel Gilbert
> Est. net worth: $6.5 billion
> Resides: Franklin
Daniel Gilbert is the richest person in Michigan with a net worth of $6.5 billion. Gilbert co-founded the mortgage lending company now known as Quicken Loans when he was just 22 years old, in 1985. The company has since grown to become the biggest online mortgage lender, according to Forbes. Gilbert is also the owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Minnesota: Glen Taylor
> Est. net worth: $2.8 billion
> Resides: Mankato
Glen Taylor made his $2.8 billion fortune by founding Taylor Corp., a printing services company. Though he no longer serves as CEO, Taylor remains chairman of the company. Taylor has purchased ownership stakes in several Minnesota sports teams, including the NBA’s Timberwolves and the MLS franchise Minnesota United.
Mississippi: James and Thomas Duff
> Est. net worth: $1.4 billion (tied)
> Resides: Hattiesburg
Brothers James and Thomas Duff inherited their father’s tire business, Southern Tire Mart, in 1983 and turned it into the largest truck tire distributor in the nation. The brothers diversified their interests, funding in 2007 Duff Capital, which acquired several businesses over the years. The billionaire brothers are the richest people in Mississippi, each with a net worth of $1.4 billion.
Missouri: Pauline MacMillan Keinath
> Est. net worth: $6.9 billion
> Resides: St. Louis
Cargill heiress Pauline MacMillan Keinath became the wealthiest person in Missouri after real estate mogul and Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke moved his primary residence to Texas. Keinath controls 12% of Cargill, which is the largest food company in the world, according to Forbes.
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