It's hard to believe but right here in Illinois we have a very wealthy person living among us. Say to the tune of billions of dollars.

Who is the richest person in Illinois?

WGN shares a study done by Titlemax that took a look at the wealthiest people in each of our 50 states "along with how they made their money, including whether they had inherited family wealth or were self-made businesspeople."

The wealthiest person in our state is Ken Griffin. The founder and CEO of the global investment firm Citadel.

Ken is a self made billionaire and get this his net worth is $8 billion.

WOW!

Our neighbors to the north in Wisconsin have the pleasure of possible rubbing shoulders with the founder and owner of Menards, John Menard Jr. John's net worth is $10.9 billion dollars.

Wow! Who knew these guys rolled in that much dough?

To see the complete list per state, click here.