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For the second consecutive year, Forbes scoured the country to track down the richest person in every state. Thirteen people landed on the map for the first time this year, including Facebook FB +0.86% CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The 32-year-old has made more than $18 billion in the last 12 months and now worth $51.6 billion, enough to dethrone Oracle ORCL +0.39% founder Larry Ellison as the richest person in California.Forbes Kingdom Global Business Network
On the opposite coast, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg replaced fellow political heavyweight David Koch as the richest man in the Empire State. Sinking oil prices weighed on Koch’s industrial empire, while Bloomberg’s financial data and media business continued to thrive. The only active politician on the list is Jim Justice, a billionaire coal magnate from West Virginia. In May, Justice captured the Democratic nomination for governor.
In total, Forbes hunted down 54 tycoons (four states had ties) worth a total of $682 billion. Their fortunes average $12.6 billion, and all but eight of them are billionaires. They made money in industries as distinct as the places they call home. Eight got rich in finance and investments, another eight struck gold in fashion and retail, and six forged their fortunes in the food and beverage industry.
Stanley Kroenke, one of three sports billionaires in the group, is now the richest person in Missouri, after passing Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor. In January, Kroenke made hundreds of millions by striking a deal to move the St. Louis Rams back to their old home in Los Angeles. A bigger market means more opportunities to sell high-priced tickets and luxury seating, which add up to a more valuable team. The move was good for Kroenke, who is now worth some $7.9 billion, but plenty of other people in Missouri are bitter about it.
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