Arkansas’ Richest Billionaires | national news

The first billionaire of all time is thought to be Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller in 1916, or possibly Henry Ford in 1925. Fast forward roughly 100 years to 2021: as the pandemic of COVID-19 continued to rage, a record 660 people became billionaires globally, increasing the number from the previous year by 30%. While the United States is home to the most billionaires of any other country, Americans are somewhat divided in their feelings about the billionaire class. According to data from the Pew Research Center, people in the United States have become somewhat more critical of billionaires between 2020 and 2021. Although support for individual billionaires like Elon Musk or Bill Gates is relatively strong, many Americans view the ultra-rich as a group rather than as a group. as individuals – negatively. Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is set to become the world’s first billionaire by 2026.

The richest billionaires in the United States are mainly concentrated in a few sectors: finance and investments, and technology. Other rich sectors include food and beverage, fashion and retail, and media and entertainment. Stacker has compiled a list of the richest billionaires residing in Arkansas, using data from Forbes. Billionaires are ranked by net worth as of May 31. Forbes lists 5 billionaires in Arkansas.

#5. warren stephens

– Fortune: 2.9 billion dollars (1,056 richest people in the world)

– Residence: Little Rock, Arkansas

– Source of wealth: investment bank

#4. John Tyson

– Wealth: $3.0 billion (#989 richest in the world)

– Residence: Springdale, Arkansas

– Source of wealth: agri-food

#3. Johnelle Hunt

– Wealth: $4.3 billion (#666 richest in the world)

– Residence: Fayetteville, Arkansas

– Source of Wealth: Trucking, Self Made

#2. Rob Walton

– Fortune: 60.1 billion dollars (n°21 richest in the world)

– Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas

– Source of wealth: Walmart

#1. Jim Walton

– Fortune: 61.3 billion dollars (19th richest person in the world)

– Residence: Bentonville, Arkansas

– Source of wealth: Walmart

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