10 States With the Wealthiest People

Photo by Sherwood CC

Photo by Sherwood CC


The state of California is the wealthiest state in America with more than 13,445 people that are worth more than $30 million. Something that may have a hand in this is California is the most populous state in the country. It is also the third largest when it comes to land area, but because it is so long, many people assume that it is the largest state in the country.

California is responsible for 13 percent of the United States’ gross domestic product. The five major industries in California are hospitality and leisure, education and health, business services, professional, government, and trade and transportation. The state depends on international commerce, which is 25 percent of its economy. The average income in this state is $57,287.00.