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Sam Zell is richest person in Illinois, report says; Gayle Cook, John Menard Jr. top lists for Indiana, Wisconsin

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Many people know the richest man in America is Bill Gates, with an estimated worth of $70 billion dollars, but who is the richest person in Illinois?

The Wealth X website has released a list out of the wealthiest people in each state.

According to the website, nine states have no billionaires, but Illinois is not one of them.

Entrepreneur Sam Zell is listed as the wealthiest person in Illinois with $3.8 billion.

Gayle Cook tops the list in Indiana, with $4.8 billion. She founded Cook Group, a medical devices company.

In Wisconsin, John Menard Jr., founder of the home improvement chain Menards, is the wealthiest person with $7.3 billion.

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