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'Forbes' lists the richest person in each state

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B. Wayne Hughes B. Wayne Hughes
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For the third year in a row, 'Forbes' released the list of the richest person in each state.

The list included 52 people, because Hawaii and Delaware had a tie. The 52 people built fortunes in 16 different industries.

The richest person on the list is Bill Gates. The Washington native is worth $88.9 billion.

B. Wayne Hughes is the richest person in Kentucky. He's worth an estimated $2.7 billion. Hughes is the founder of Public Storage, and lives in Lexington.

In Indiana, 'Forbes' found Carl Cook to be the wealthiest. He's worth an estimated $8 billion. Cook is the CEO of Cook Group, a medical device company. Cook resides in Bloomington.

Warren Buffet, $76.2 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg, $62.4 billion, are the second and third richest people in America.

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