Montana: Dennis Washington
> Est. net worth: $6.7 billion
> Resides: Missoula
With an estimated net worth of $6.7 billion, Dennis Washington is the wealthiest person in Montana. Through his business, Washington Companies, he owns a diversified group of businesses that span several industries such as shipping, rail transport, and diamond mining. Washington has given over $800 million to the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, a charitable organization.
Nebraska: Warren Buffett
> Est. net worth: $89.6 billion
> Resides: Omaha
One of the most successful investors in history, Warren Buffett is worth an estimated $89.6 billion. The Oracle of Omaha is not only the wealthiest person in Nebraska, but also the third richest person in America. Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate that partly or wholly owns dozens of companies, including Geico, Duracell, and Kraft Heinz. Buffett was born in Omaha in 1930 and has lived there with his family continuously since 1956.
Nevada: Sheldon Adelson
> Est. net worth: $41.4 billion
> Resides: Las Vegas
With an estimated net worth of $41.4 billion, Sheldon Adelson is the wealthiest person in Nevada and one of the 20 wealthiest people in America. Adelson is the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, one of the largest casino and resort companies in the world. He is a major political donor, contributing more than $123 million to conservative politicians in the 2018 election cycle, more than any other U.S. citizen.
New Hampshire: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli
> Est. net worth: $720 million
> Resides: Hanover
There are no billionaires living in New Hampshire, but with a $720 million net worth, Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli is the state’s wealthiest resident. Reimann-Ciardelli is a descendant of Ludwig Reimann, who in 1828 joined Johann Adam Benckiser as a partner in his chemical company. Now known as JAB Holding Company, the family business has since expanded into consumer goods and today owns such major brands as Coty, Keurig, and Panera Bread. Reimann-Ciardelli sold her JAB stake in 2003.
New Jersey: John Overdeck
> Est. net worth: $6.1 billion
> Resides: Millburn
Hedge fund manager John Overdeck is the richest person in New Jersey with a net worth of more than $6 billion. Overdeck founded Two Sigma Investments, a hedge fund with more than $54 billion under management. The firm largely focuses on quantitative trading, which relies more on the securities and their trending behavior over time, rather than on the underlying companies’ operations.