Richest People in North Carolina

Billionaires in North Carolina: Where Do They Live?

Some of the richest people in America live in North Carolina. From the creators of video games to software to clinical research, all of the billionaires on this list are self-made. Here are the 5 richest people in North Carolina. The information presented in this article is based on the Billionaires List from Forbes (rankings as of 1/20/23). 

Richest People in North Carolina
Richest People in North Carolina

1. Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney is the richest person in North Carolina. A resident of Cary, NC, Tim Sweeney is worth $7.6 billion. Tim is a self-made billionaire. He co-founded Epic Games, the maker of popular video games like Fortnite and Rocket League. Tim is the 295th richest person in the world.

Net Worth$7.6 billion
Source of WealthEpic Games (video games)
Age51
ResidenceCary, NC
World Rank295th Richest Person in the World
Tim Sweeney Profile

2. James Goodnight

James Goodnight is the second richest person in North Carolina. A resident of Cary, NC, James Goodnight is worth $7 billion. James Goodnight made his fortune from SAS (software) making him the 335th richest person in the world.

Net Worth$7 billion
Source of WealthSAS (software)
Age79
ResidenceCary, NC
World Rank335th Richest Person in the World
James Goodnight Profile

3. John Sall

John Sall is the third richest person in North Carolina. A resident of Cary, NC, John Sall is worth $3.4 billion. John Sall co-founded SAS with James Goodnight. He is the 841st richest person in the world.

Net Worth$3.4 billion
Source of WealthSAS (software) 
Age74
ResidenceCary, NC
World Rank841st Richest Person in the World
John Sall Profile

4.  Dennis Gillings

Dennis Gillings is the fourth richest person in North Carolina. A resident of Durham, NC, Dennis Gillings is worth $2.2 billion. Dennis Gillings made his fortune from Quintiles Transnational, a clinical trials, and research firm. He is the 1397th richest person in the world.

Net Worth$2.2 billion
Source of WealthQuintiles Transnational (clinical trials and research)
Age78
ResidenceDurham, NC
World Rank1397th Richest Person in the World
Dennis Gillings Profile

5. Mark Rein

Mark Rein is one of the richest people in North Carolina. A resident of Raleigh, NC, Mark Rein is worth $1.1 billion. Mark Rein co-founded Epic Games with Tim Sweeney. He is the 2450th richest person in the world.

Net Worth$1.1 billion
Source of WealthEpic Games (video games)
Age59
ResidenceRaleigh, NC
World Rank2450th Richest Person in the World
Mark Rein Profile

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