Special Report

The Richest Person in Every State

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Hawaii: Larry Ellison
> Net worth: $106 billion
> Residence: Lanai

Larry Ellison ranks as Hawaii’s richest resident and the eighth richest person in the world. The Oracle cofounder left Silicon Valley in 2020 to live on the island of Lanai. He purchased nearly all of the land on Lanai – almost 90,000 acres – in 2012.

Idaho: Frank VanderSloot
> Net worth: $2.9 billion
> Residence: Idaho Falls

Idaho’s richest person is Frank VanderSloot, the founder and long-time head of consumer products and supplements company Melaleuca. VanderSloot has helmed the company since its start in 1985.

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Illinois: Ken Griffin
> Net worth: $27.2 billion
> Residence: Chicago

Ken Griffin founded global investment fund Citadel in 1990. With an estimated net worth of $27.2 billion, Griffin is the richest person in Illinois and one of the 100 wealthiest people in the United States. Griffin has donated over $1 billion throughout his life, much of which went to nonprofits in his home of Chicago.

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Indiana: Carl Cook
> Net worth: $11.1 billion
> Residence: Bloomington

Carl Cook of Bloomington, Indiana, is the CEO of Cook Group, a long-time maker of medical equipment. The company specializes in devices used in minimally-invasive surgery such as stents and filters. Carl inherited control of Cook Group from his parents, who founded the company. With a net worth of $11.1 billion, Cook is the wealthiest person in the state.

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Iowa: Harry Stine
> Net worth: $6.9 billion
> Residence: Adel

With an estimated net worth of $6.9 billion, Harry Stine is the wealthiest person in Iowa. Stine made his fortune in the state’s substantial corn and soybean industries. The Stine Seed Company – originally founded in the 1950s by Stine’s father as Stine Seed Farm – today owns hundreds of patents in soybean and corn genetics and is estimated to do over $1 billion in sales annually. Stine still resides with his family in Adel, where his grandparents first moved in the late 1800s.

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