This is the Richest Person in Illinois

A new study from Forbes reveals the richest person in each state including Illinois. The richest person in our state is Ken Griffin who's worth $11.7 billion! The source of his wealth is hedge funds. The Daily Mail laid it out:

The richest person in each of the 50 United States has been revealed, including many familiar faces and some less known.

Forbes unveiled the list of the most wealthy individuals and their families in the country, naming 53 people all together due to ties in Alaska, Delaware and Mississippi. 

Most of the very well off have amassed fortunes in the billions, with the richest being Washington state's Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is well over $100billion. 

Six states' top earners were just millionaires. In Alaska, real estate business partners Leonard Hyde and Jonathan Rubini and their respective families tied with $300million in assets each. 

All together, the most well off in each state control $875billion, besting last year's top earners who netted a collective $832billion to set a new record. 

See the official article from Forbes HERE!