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Fun fact, some of the richest people in the world actually live right here in our backyard.  I actually mean billionaires who you may not know but actually interact with regularly without knowing live right here in the Tar Heel State.  From those who have created software to clinical research to video game creators.  Suburbs 101 top 5 lists of the richest people in the state of North Carolina are all billionaires. WOW!?

 

  • 5. Mark Rein

    Mark Rein is 59 and resides in Raleigh, NC.  He co-founded Epic Games with Tim Sweeney and has a net worth of $1.1 billion.  He is the 2450th richest person in the world.

  • 4. Dennis Gillings

    Dennis Gillings resides in Durham, NC and his net worth is $2.2 billion.  Dennis became wealthy from Quintiles Transnational, clinical trials, and a research firm.  He is the 1397th richest person in the world.

  • 3. John Sall

    The third richest man in North Carolina is John Sall.  He is the co-founder of SAS with James Goodnight and he is the 841st richest person in the world with a net worth of $3.4 billion.

  • 2. James Goodnight

    James is the 2nd richest person in the state of North Carolina and a resident of Cary, NC.  He is the co-founder of SAS which makes him the 2nd richest person in the state of North Carolina.

  • 1. Tim Sweeney

    Tim Sweeney is the richest person that lives in North Carolina.  He resides in Cary, NC, and has a net worth of $7.6 billion and is a self-made billionaire because he is the co-founder of Epic Games which is the maker of popular games like Fortnite and Rocket League.  He is also the 295th richest person in the world.