There's a new 2022 who's who among the wealthy and only 5% call Illinois or Missouri home based on Forbe's richest American's list.

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The Forbe's 400 Richest People in America is the definitive look at the wealthiest. While it's no surprise to see Elon Musk at #1 and Jeff Bezos at #2, I did find it interesting to see how many in Illinois and Missouri made the list. The total shows 15 from Illinois and 5 from Missouri. Here they are in order of net worth to show that I'm not playing favorites among the lifestyles of the rich and famous:

Illinois:

21 - Ken Griffin - $30.8 billion

29 - Lukas Walton - $20.5 billion

75 - Patrick Ryan - $8.5 billion

152 - Neil Bluhm - $6.2 billion

184 - Sam Zell - $5.3 billion

190 - Mark Walter - $5.2 billion

202 - Sam Mansueto - $5 billion

224 - Thomas Pritzker - $4.7 billion

252 - Joseph Grendys - $4.2 billion

261 - Ty Warner - $4.1 billion

285 - Elizabeth Uihlein - $3.9 billion

296 - Eric Lefkofsky - $3.8 billion

310 - J.B. Pritzker - $3.6 billion

332 - Steven Sarowitz - $3.3 billion

332 - Carl Thoma - $3.3 billion

351 - Sheldon Lavin - $3.1 billion

359 - Penny Pritzker - $3 billion

Missouri

92 - John Morris - $7.8 billion

110 - Pauline MacMillan Keinath - $7.3 billion

155 - David Steward - $6 billion

303 - Jim Kavanaugh - $3.7 billion

332 - Rodger Riney and family - $3.3 billion

Other than the raw numbers, there are some interesting takeaways from this new 2022 Forbe's richest list. They say for the first time in generations, the rich did not get richer this year. I'm not exactly gonna cry any tears for these executives as I doubt they're gonna have a hard time paying rent this year. Bet they don't even know what rent is unless someone else is paying them some. Do I sound bitter?

Overall, Forbes says that the richest are $500 billion "poorer" this year compared to last. Oh, please.

If you'd like to see how the other half live, check out the new 2022 Forbe's 400 richest Americans list. It's quite an eye-opener for those of us who really work for a living.

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