The United States Census Bureau says that as of the 2020 Decennial Census, 10,077,331 people are living in Michigan.

However, within that number, there is a significantly small number of people who are living a rather wealthy lifestyle.

There are 8 Michiganders on the Forbes 400 list. Which one is the richest in the Michigan category?

Can you take a guess?

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Who Is The Richest Person In Michigan?

The richest person in Michigan is the billionaire, Dan Gilbert. According to Forbes, his net worth is currently sitting at $21.3 billion.

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Besides being the state's wealthiest person, Dan Gilbert is also the state's biggest benefactor.

Born on January 17th, 1962 in Detroit, Daniel Gilbert is the co-founder and majority owner of Rocket Mortgage. Besides Rocket Mortgage, he is also the founder of Rock Ventures and the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

With his wealth of money, according to Forbes, Gilbert has "invested $5.6 billion to purchase and rehab a swath of buildings in downtown Detroit as part of a plan to create 24,000 jobs."

Besides the wealthy Dan Gilbert, plenty of other notable Michiganders are making way more money than I can imagine.

Those Michiganaders include:

  • Doug, Hank and Mark Meijer ($5.3 billion each) = Meijer
  • Marian Ilitch ($4 billion) = Little Caesars Pizza; the Detroit Red Wings team, the Tigers MLB and MotorCity Casino Hotel

While they are racking up billions, there are people still struggling. Did you know about the richest people in Michigan?

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