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Top 5 Wealthiest American Women By State Residency

wealthiest women by state

Movoto blog—a real estate website sharing housing trends and information in the United States—has calculated the richest females in each state.

A map created by the blog shows the networth of each woman scattered across 50 states. 

While most of the women are millionaires, a majority of the women listed are fruitful billionaires. 

The blog mentions how some of these women have acquired their wealth through family inheritance. In other instances, they’ve married well-established moguls, making them beneficiaries of their husband’s wealth. 

Here is a list of the top five most affluent women living wealthy in America:

1. Jacqueline Mars ($25.7B) of Virginia: 

Jacqueline Mars was born into a family that enjoys everything sweet. Ms. Mars is the granddaughter of Frank Mars, the founder of Mars, Inc. food processing company. Mars Inc. is mainly known for its sugary brands including: 3 Musketeers, Starburst, M&Ms, Juicy Fruit, and Orbit chewing gum. Mars’ share of the family fortune totals out to be $19.5 billion. According to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, she is the 25th wealthiest person in the world. It’s unclear what Mars does in addition to being one of the richest women in the country.   

2. Alice Walton ($35.5B) of Texas:

Sixty-five year-old Alice Walton is one of the heiresses to father Sam Walton’s retail giant, Walmart. However, this billionaire has never just lived off her father’s estate. Walton has her Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Finance. She has made a lucrative life for herself in various careers like serving as vice chairperson of investment at Arvest Bank Group. Walton ranks number 12 on the Billionaires Index.

3. Elizabeth Koch ($36B) of Kansas:

This female billionaire is the wife of the sixth richest person, Charles de Ganahi Koch, co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries. As one of the largest privately owned companies in the U.S., Koch is known for its manufacturing, distribution, and investment operations. Koch products include finance minerals, plastic, natural gas, and asphalt. Mrs. Koch has taken her fortune and invested in the Koch Cultural Trust – an art program that helps young performers, dancers, and artists launch careers overseas in Europe. For the most part, Koch and her family enjoy living a very low-profile life, so we rarely hear anything from this rich lady. 

4. Christy Walton ($37.6B) of Wyoming:

Christy Walton is the widower of the late John T. Walton, who is also the brother of Alice Walton. Following her husband’s death in 2005, Christy inherited over $18 billion of his fortune and is now the world’s ninth wealthiest billionaire. As one of the richest females in the U.S., she is highly involved in philanthropy work. Between 2002 and 2006 alone, Christy has contributed $3.5 million to charity. She is currently a member of the San Diego Zoological Society, The Philanthropy Roundtable, and the family’s very own Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. 

5. Astrid Menks ($66.1B) of Nebraska:

Astrid Menks, 72, is the spouse to 84-year-old partner Warren Buffett—the third wealthiest man in the world. Buffett is the CEO and shareholder of multinational conglomerate company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Menks and Buffett have been long-term partners since 1977. They finally married in 2006, and now share the investor’s $64.2 billion profit together.

Other runner-up billionaires also include Penelope Knight ($16.3B) of Oregon, Anne Cox Chamber ($16.1B) of Georgia, Lauren Powell Jobs ($15.6B) of California, and Abigail Johnson ($9.8B) of Massachusetts.

Altogether the women’s individual networth equal out to $200.9 billion.  

 

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