Who Got Dat Money? Louisiana Only Has One Billionaire
Louisiana isn't really known for being the land of the wealthy. We sure know how to live life to its fullest, but we've also figured out how to do it on less money than the residents of any other state. We can spend all day fishing, dancing, and eating without spending very much cash at all. Look at our favorite state dish - gumbo. It's basically a delicious way to throw all of your leftovers into one meal! That's gourmet on a budget if you ask me.
That being said, our state does have its share of rich and ultra-rich residents. I'm not talking about folks who are "doing pretty good," I'm talking about filthy, I-own-my-own-golf-course-on-a-private-island rich! With several major cities in Louisiana to choose from, which one do you think contains the most billionaire wealth?
The answer is: New Orleans. According to New Orleans City Business, the Big Easy has more billionaire wealth than any other city in the state! Here's the crazy part - it's all thanks to one, very rich woman.
According to the report, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is the state's only member of the billionaire club - but her wealth is enough to bury any other Louisiana contender easily. The latest numbers put her wealth at around $3.3 billion. Now that may not be impressive to someone like Jeff Bezos (who's sitting on $252.2 billion), but I bet his gumbo sucks.
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