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Espresso Logo By Jessica Wei of Espresso | Slide 2 of 51: The CEO and founder of Southern Wood Preserving, a global lumber company, Jimmy Rane has a net worth of $900 million and has carried the title of Richest Person in Alabama since 2017. The lumber magnate still lives in Abbeville, the town in which he was born, and has spent considerable sums boosting the local community, including restoring some of the town’s crumbling facades, opening an old-fashioned soda shop, and rescuing an old Standard Oil gas station and turning it into office spaces for his company. He is also a “super-booster” of Auburn University, payrolling the players and coach on their football team.

Alabama – Jimmy Rane: $900 million

The CEO and founder of Southern Wood Preserving, a global lumber company, Jimmy Rane has a net worth of $900 million and has carried the title of Richest Person in Alabama since 2017. The lumber magnate still lives in Abbeville, the town in which he was born, and has spent considerable sums boosting the local community, including restoring some of the town’s crumbling facades, opening an old-fashioned soda shop, and rescuing an old Standard Oil gas station and turning it into office spaces for his company. He is also a “super-booster” of Auburn University, payrolling the players and coach on their football team.

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