This is some of the hardest math I've done in my life. I got curious about how the wealthiest people in the world compare to the richest in Missouri. Would you believe the richest dude I could find anywhere around the globe is apparently more than 25 times wealthier than Missouri's top guy?
If you want billionaires, you don't have to look outside Illinois' borders to find a bunch of them. 24/7 Wall Street says that Illinois is home to 17 billionaires, with 11 in Chicago and 2 in Highland Park.