Did you know Arkansas is Home to 6 Extraordinary Billionaires?
Did you know that America has some of the wealthiest billionaires on the planet names we have all come to recognize especially Bill Gates?
But what about Arkansas? This state is very small but it actually is home to 6 billionaires some of which you have heard about and others maybe not. Considering that they're are a little 660 billionaires around the world, Arkansas has 6 of them.
The website Stacker compiled a list of the richest billionaires who are residents of Arkansas, using the latest data from Forbes.
Here is the list of the 6 billionaires ranked by net worth according to Forbes.
#1 Jim Walton - Net Worth 63.1 billion dollars
Jim Walton the youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton and is also considered the 17th richest billionaire in the world. He is also chairman and CEO of the Arvest Bank Group Inc. Not surprising that he is the richest man in Arkansas.
#2 Rob Walton - Net Worth $61.7 billion dollars
Rob Walton is the oldest son of the late Sam Walton. He is considered to be the 18th richest billionaire in the world and the second richest man in Arkansas. He also owns the NFL Denver Broncos.
#3. Johnelle Hunt - Net Worth $4.3 billion dollars
Johnelle is ranked as the #657 wealthiest woman in the world. She is the wife of the late trucking magnate J.B. Hunt who helped her husband begin J.B. Hunt Transport Services which is now one of the biggest companies in the world.
#4. Warren Stephens - Net Worth $3.2 billion dollars and the #938 wealthiest man in the world. Stephens gained his wealth from a family-owned and operated banking business.
Stephens Inc. is a banking investment firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.
#5. John Tyson and Family - Net worth 2.9 billion dollars and the #1085 wealthiest in the world. The chairman of Tyson Foods maker of beef, chicken, and pork this company was originally founded by his grandfather in 1933. Tyson Chicken products continue to be one of the top-selling brands in America.
#6. Barbara Tyson - Net worth #2.3 billion dollars and the #387 wealthiest woman in the world. Barbara inherited a stake in the business after her late husband Randal Tyson passed away in 1986. Tyson is now retired but still remains a consultant to the business.
While America boats the most billionaires of any other country, Americans are somewhat split in their feelings about the billionaire class. People in the U.S. became somewhat critical between 2020 and 2021, according to Pew Research Center data.
Whatever you feel that's up to you but it's nice to know that Arkansas has 6 highly successful billionaires that have made their mark not just in this state but around the world.