The chart above shows the net worth of the billionaires of each state divided by the population of billionaires in said state. Unlike the previous metric which measured the net worth of billionaires against the total population, this metric shows how wealth is distributed amongst the billionaires of every state. Kansas and Nebraska billionaires are the only ones in the US to average out over $25 billion each.
- The difference between the state with the highest average billionaire net worth, Kansas, and the state with the lowest (that has billionaires), New Hampshire, is $30.6 billion.
- Kansas has 28.82 times the average billionaire net worth that New Hampshire does.
- The median average net worth of billionaires in the 50 states is $3.68 billion and the mean $5.32 billion.
- The median average net worth of billionaires in the 42 states that do have billionaires is $3.93 billion and the mean $6.33 billion.
- Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Vermont do not have a single billionaire.
- Billionaire data is from 2018.
- Population data is from 2010.
- Figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
California which has the highest billionaire net worth overall, ranks eighth when its population is taken into account, and 13th in this metric. The leader in the per capita metric, Wyoming, ranks 12th when it comes to total net worth of billionaires and seventh when it comes to the average net worth of its billionaires. Kansas, which ranks first in the average net worth of its billionaires, ranks tenth in total wealth of billionaires, and seventh in per capita wealth of billionaires.
Of the six states whose billionaires have a total net worth of over $100 billion, Washington, Arkansas, and California rank first, second, and third, respectively and all three have an average net worth of over $5 billion.
Forbes. 2018. "The World's Billionaires List." Accessed October 2, 2018. https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/21/#version:static.