Richest billionaires in Nevada

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September 7, 2022
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Richest billionaires in Nevada

The first billionaire ever is thought to be Standard Oil magnate John D. Rockefeller back in 1916, or perhaps Henry Ford in 1925. Fast forward some 100 years to 2021: as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage, a record-breaking 660 people became billionaires globally, growing the previous year's number by 30%. While the U.S. is home to the most billionaires out of any other country, Americans are somewhat split in their feelings on the billionaire class. According to Pew Research Center data, people in the U.S. became somewhat more critical of billionaires between 2020 and 2021. Although support for individual billionaires like Elon Musk or Bill Gates is relatively strong, many Americans view the ultra-rich—as a group rather than as individuals—negatively. Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is projected to become the world's first trillionaire by 2026.

The U.S.'s wealthiest billionaires are mostly concentrated within just a couple of industries: finance and investments, and technology. Other wealthy sectors include food and drink, fashion and retail, and media and entertainment. Stacker compiled a list of the richest billionaires that are residents of Nevada, using data from Forbes. Billionaires are ranked by net worth as of October 28. Forbes lists 17 billionaires in Nevada.

#17. Sehat Sutardja
- Net worth: $1.1 billions (#2,255 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: semiconductors, Self Made

#16. William Foley II
- Net worth: $1.1 billions (#2,220 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: financial services, Self Made

#15. Weili Dai
- Net worth: $1.2 billions (#2,133 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: semiconductors, Self Made

#14. Elaine Wynn
- Net worth: $1.6 billions (#1,671 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, hotels, Self Made

#13. William Boyd & family
- Net worth: $2.1 billions (#1,360 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, banking, Self Made

#12. Fatih Ozmen
- Net worth: $2.4 billions (#1,207 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Reno, Nevada
- Source of wealth: aerospace, Self Made

#11. Eren Ozmen
- Net worth: $2.5 billions (#1,145 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Reno, Nevada
- Source of wealth: aerospace, Self Made

#10. Andrew Cherng
- Net worth: $2.5 billions (#1,113 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: fast food, Self Made

#9. Peggy Cherng
- Net worth: $2.5 billions (#1,113 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: fast food, Self Made

#8. Frank Fertitta III
- Net worth: $2.7 billions (#1,040 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, mixed martial arts

#7. Lorenzo Fertitta
- Net worth: $2.7 billions (#1,033 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, mixed martial arts

#6. Phil Ruffin
- Net worth: $3.0 billions (#918 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, real estate, Self Made

#5. Andrew & Peggy Cherng
- Net worth: $3.4 billions (#802 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: restaurants, Self Made

#4. Nancy Walton Laurie
- Net worth: $8.2 billions (#225 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Henderson, Nevada
- Source of wealth: Walmart

#3. Jay Chaudhry
- Net worth: $8.8 billions (#208 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Reno, Nevada
- Source of wealth: security software, Self Made

#2. David Duffield
- Net worth: $9.3 billions (#192 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Incline Village, Nevada
- Source of wealth: business software, Self Made

#1. Miriam Adelson & family
- Net worth: $26.7 billions (#46 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos

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