This Map Shows You the Richest Person in Every State  

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Aug. 1 2014 2:57 PM

This Map Shows You the Richest Person in Every State

One of these men is the richest person in Nebraska.

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

This is a map of the richest Americans in every state, created by the blog of the real estate brokerage Movoto (hat tip to the Huffington Post).* For a while, I stared at it trying to glean some sort of deeper insight. What does it say that Maine, vacation home to so many fabulously rich, has no billionaires to call its  own? How about the fact that the richest man in Delaware, the P.O. box of corporate America, is only worth about $830 million? Why have the Waltons dispersed across the country, like so many unimaginably wealthy dandelion seeds carried by the wind? How many of these men and women pick their home address based on state tax rates?

Then, I stopped thinking. It's a fun map (and you can click it for the full-size version). Happy Friday afternoon.


*Correction, Aug. 1, 2014: This post originally misspelled the name of real estate brokerage Movoto.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate's senior business and economics correspondent.


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