10 States With the Wealthiest People

Photo by 401(K) 2012

Photo by 401(K) 2012

Does your state have the wealthiest people?

When you think of the states with the wealthiest people, you might tend to focus on states where tourists frequent. This is because most people associate these states with lavish lifestyles that happen to frequently appear in the news or other media outlets. Yet some of the states with the highest income levels aren’t actually known for tourism or lavish lifestyles.

People earn their wealth in many ways, some of which don’t appear in the media. Capitalism has opened the doors for a wide variety of opportunities, some of which are as quiet as a bank transfer. Investments and other forms of revenue earning take place every day, virtually unnoticed. You might also consider the size of the state, the number of people living there, and the state’s tax situation.

As you read more about each of these states with the wealthiest people, you might consider a new career you had not thought of previously. You may even learn how each state handles its taxes or employment issues and how it compares to the state you live in. At the very least, you may end up with a new view of the state in general. Here are the top 10 states with the wealthiest people, according to data provided by Wealth-X. Some of these may surprise you.