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We all know there’s a lot of wealth in Florida and if you’ve ever wondered who the 19 richest billionaires are in the state, you’re about to find out.

Every time I drive past a super huge home or see someone driving a car that costs more than I’ll make in 3 years, I always wonder what they do for a living. I know there’s a few TikTok accounts that flat out ask people that question. One guy hangs down on 5th Avenue South in Naples all the time and a guy in Miami too, but after seeing some of the reactions he gets, I’ll pass and just dream.

 

America is home to more than billionaires than any other country in the world. Being a billionaire is the ultimate dream for many people. But once you’ve got all the money in the world, what’s next? I mean, you finally have enough money to buy all the avocado toast you’ve ever wanted! And with the money left over, you can buy the whole avocado farm. You can also afford to buy all the bubble wrap you want and pop it until you’re blue in the face. Instead of just owning just one mansion, you can own one on every beach in the state. I also feel like a good hobby to take up would be collecting luxury yachts, because who needs just one?

You might be asking what kind of industries these billionaires made their money in. Really, it’s just a few: finance & investments, technology, food & drink, fashion & retail and media & entertainment.

Using data from Forbes, Stacker put together a list of the richest billionaires in Florida. Some are even right here in SWFL.

19 Richest Billionaires in Florida:

  • #19. Sami Mnaymneh

    • Net worth: $5.1 billion (#496 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Miami Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: private equity, Self Made
    Versace''s Home To Become A Hotel On Miami Beach, Florida

    (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • #18. Tom Golisano

    • Net worth: $5.2 billion (#486 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence:  Naples, Florida
    • Source of wealth: payroll services, Self Made
    2006 Buffalo Sabres Headshots

    BUFFALO, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: Thomas B. Golisano, owner of the NHL Buffalo Sabres, poses for a portrait at HSBC Arena on September 14, 2006 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Getty Images)

  • #17. Robert Rich Jr

    • Net worth: $5.2 billion (#483 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Islamorada, Florida
    • Source of wealth: frozen foods
    The World's Most Luxurious Yachts On Display At The Singapore Yacht Show

    (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

  • #16. Micky Arison

    • Net worth: $5.4 billion (#468 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Bal Harbour, Florida
    • Source of wealth: Carnival Cruises
    Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

    MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 11: Miami Heat owner Micky Arison looks on during a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Arena on October 11, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • #15. Dirk Ziff

    • Net worth: $5.7 billion (#439 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: North Palm Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: investments
    Business Leaders Converge In Sun Valley, Idaho For Allen And Company Annual Meeting

    SUN VALLEY, ID – JULY 10: Casey Wasserman, chief executive officer of Wasserman Media Group, and businessman Dirk Ziff attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2015 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the worlds wealthiest and most powerful business people from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 33rd year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • #14. Josh Harris

    • Net worth: $5.9 billion (#420 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Miami, Florida
    • Source of wealth: private equity, Self Made
    Philadelphia 76ers Unveil Charles Barkley Sculpture

    CAMDEN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 13: Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, Joshua Harris, speaks at the podium prior to the team unveiling a sculpture to honor Charles Barkley at their practice facility on September 13, 2019 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • #13. Terrence Pegula

    • Net worth: $6.7 billion (#350 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Boca Raton, Florida
    • Source of wealth: natural gas, Self Made
    Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – OCTOBER 10: Owner Terry Pegula of the Buffalo Bills looks on prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs during a game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • #12. Igor Olenicoff

    • Net worth: $6.9 billion (#339 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Lighthouse Point, Florida
    • Source of wealth: real estate, Self Made
    The Hamptons in the Summer

    (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • #11. J. Christopher Reyes

    • Net worth: $7.0 billion (#332 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Hobe Sound, Florida
    • Source of wealth: food distribution, Self Made
    Gala Benefit For Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago With Sarah Jessica Parker And Harry Connick Jr.

    CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 20: J. Christopher Reyes, Chairman of Directors of Children’s Memorial Hospital, attends Gala Benefit For Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago With Sarah Jessica Parker And Harry Connick Jr on April 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Ann and Robert H. Lurie Hospital of Chicago)

  • #10. Jude Reyes

    • Net worth: $7.0 billion (#332 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Palm Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: food distribution, Self Made
    The World's Finest And Most Expensive Cars Are Showcased At The Salon Prive Garden Party

    (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • #9. Jeff Greene

    • Net worth: $7.2 billion (#316 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Palm Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: real estate, investments, Self Made
    Waldorf-Astoria Hosts Viennese Opera Ball

    (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • #8. Reinhold Schmieding

    • Net worth: $7.2 billion (#313 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Naples, Florida
    • Source of wealth: medical devices, Self Made
    Bentley Luxury Symbol Around The World

    (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

  • #7. Paul Tudor Jones II

    • Net worth: $7.5 billion (#285 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Palm Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: hedge funds, Self Made
    2017 Dubin Breast Center Annual Benefit

    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 11: Sonia Jones, Paul Tudor Jones and guests attend 2017 Dubin Breast Center Annual Benefit at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on December 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Mount Sinai Health System)

  • #6. Orlando Bravo

    • Net worth: $7.9 billion (#266 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Miami Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: private equity, Self Made
    New York's Legendary Plaza Hotel Closing Soon

    (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

  • #5. Shahid Khan

    • Net worth: $11.2 billion (#158 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Naples, Florida
    • Source of wealth: auto parts, Self Made
    Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – JULY 29: Shad Khan Owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during Training Camp at TIAA Bank Field on July 29, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

  • #4. Carl Icahn

    • Net worth: $17.9 billion (#90 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Indian Creek, Florida
    • Source of wealth: investments, Self Made
    The New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference

    NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Chairman of Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times)

  • #3. David Tepper

    • Net worth: $18.5 billion (#84 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Palm Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: hedge funds, Self Made
    Carolina Panthers v Atlanta Falcons

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 31: Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper looks on before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

  • #2. Thomas Peterffy

    • Net worth:$22.9 billion (#64 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Palm Beach, Florida
    • Source of wealth: discount brokerage, Self Made
    Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing On U.S. Capital Markets

    WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 8: Thomas Peterffy, CEO of Interactive Brokers, speaks during a joint hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Investigations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee called Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro and others to testify about the integrity and US Capital Markets. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

  • #1. Ken Griffin

    • Net worth: $31.3 billion (#41 wealthiest in the world)
    • Residence: Miami, Florida
    • Source of wealth: hedge funds, Self Made
    The New York Times 2013 DealBook Conference in New York

    NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Founder and CEO at Citadel LLC Kenneth C. Griffin participate in a discussion at the New York Times 2013 DealBook Conference in New York at the New York Times Building on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times)

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