Map shows wealthiest person in each state

How does Oregon's richest person stack up to the richest person in Washington or California?

An interactive map created by real estate blog Movoto shows just how rich the wealthiest person in each state is, and which states have someone even richer.

In Oregon, most won't be surprised to find out that Phil Knight has the most dough. The co-founder of Nike is worth an estimated $19 billion, making him one of the richest people on the planet, let alone the U.S.

But California has Knight beat, with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's 49.9 billion.

Interestingly, one family - and one company - has produced three people who are the richest in their respective states. Three heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton are the richest people in Arkansas, Texas and Wyoming.

The "poorest" rich person in the country, Alaska's Robert Gillam, has a paltry $700 million.

And, of course, the richest of the rich Americans is Washington's Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is sitting on around $80 billion (well, not exactly sitting -- he's donated billions to AIDS research so far).

Click here for the interactive map.


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