Richest billionaires in Nevada

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July 1, 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 June 30. Forbes lists 15 billionaires in Nevada.

#15. William Foley II
- Net worth: $1.2 billion (#2,309 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: financial services, Self Made

#14. Sehat Sutardja
- Net worth: $1.2 billion (#2,302 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: semiconductors, Self Made

#13. Weili Dai
- Net worth: $1.2 billion (#2,204 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: semiconductors, Self Made

#12. Elaine Wynn
- Net worth: $1.6 billion (#1,775 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, hotels, Self Made

#11. Phil Ruffin
- Net worth: $1.9 billion (#1,590 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, real estate, Self Made

#10. William Boyd & family
- Net worth: $1.9 billion (#1,572 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, banking, Self Made

#9. Lorenzo Fertitta
- Net worth: $2.4 billion (#1,254 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, mixed martial arts

#8. Frank Fertitta III
- Net worth: $2.4 billion (#1,253 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos, mixed martial arts

#7. Fatih Ozmen
- Net worth: $2.5 billion (#1,182 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Reno, Nevada
- Source of wealth: aerospace, Self Made

#6. Eren Ozmen
- Net worth: $2.6 billion (#1,134 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Reno, Nevada
- Source of wealth: aerospace, Self Made

#5. Andrew & Peggy Cherng
- Net worth: $3.2 billion (#918 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: restaurants, Self Made

#4. Nancy Walton Laurie
- Net worth: $7.1 billion (#305 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Henderson, Nevada
- Source of wealth: Walmart

#3. Jay Chaudhry
- Net worth: $8.6 billion (#228 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Reno, Nevada
- Source of wealth: security software, Self Made

#2. David Duffield
- Net worth: $8.9 billion (#213 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Incline Village, Nevada
- Source of wealth: business software, Self Made

#1. Miriam Adelson
- Net worth: $26.4 billion (#54 wealthiest in the world)
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Source of wealth: casinos

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