How many billionaires does West Virginia have? Only one. He’s our state’s richest man. And he’s running for governor. He’s Jim Justice.
According to Forbes magazine, the 64-year-old Justice is worth $1.6 billion.
He made his money by growing his family’s interests in corn, timber and coal. Oh and he bought the Greenbrier in 2009, rescuing it from bankruptcy.
He’s nowhere near as wealthy as the richest man in America: Bill Gates of Washington State. He’s worth a cool $81 billion.