Ever wondered who is the richest person in your state? Well, we have the answer. Here are the richest people by state:
Alabama – Garry Drummond
Networth: $980 million
Garry Drummond is the CEO of Drummond Company, Inc., a privately owned coal mining company in Birmingham, Alabama. Drummond obtained a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Alabam in 1961 and started working at his father’s business. In 1970, the company landed its big break by signing a contract to sell coal to Japanese steel companies. Drummond was elected as CEO just three years after. Today, Drummond Company is $3 billion-in-sales miner of coal used in electric and steel production and has even expanded to luxury real estate in Alabama, Florida and California.
Alaska – Robert B. Gillam
Networth: $320 million
Robert Gillam founded McKinley Capital Management, a successful institutional investor that oversees over $7 billion worth of assets. Currently serving as President and CEO, Gillam manages corporate strategy and oversees operational and management activities. Gillam earned his B.S. in Economics with concentration in Finance and Commerce from the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania before obtaining his M.B.A. from UCLA. He has over 40 years of experience managing individual, corporate and public investment accounts.