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.
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.