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The richest entrepreneurs from every state

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 52: Some of the richest people in the world got their start in business. Others grew enterprises passed down to them, while others climbed the ranks to head top companies. Here's a look at America's brightest, where they were born and how they made their first billion. Individuals with an asterisk (*) were not born in that particular state but reside there.

Here's a state-by-state roundup of America's richest people

Some of the richest people in the world got their start in business. Others grew enterprises passed down to them, while others climbed the ranks to head top companies.

Click ahead for a look at America's brightest, where they were born and how they made their first billion. Individuals with an asterisk (*) were not born in that particular state but reside there.

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