The wealth among Americans varies geographically as its politics. In order to be amongst the wealthiest 1% of Americans, you need to have net assets of at least. $1,508,803. According to a study, Maine ranked position 39 among states with the highest minimum income. The figure places it below Ohio and slightly above North Dakota. Maine is located in the New England region of the US and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and New Hampshire to the west. In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 richest people in Maine.
10. Susan Sarandon Net Worth – $60 Million
Susan Sarandon resides in her home on Mt.Desert island which she inherited from her father. With a net worth of over $60 million, Susan Sarandon is one of the most successful American actresses of her generation. She has appeared in numerous films in her career and has won several awards which include Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award.
9. Patrick Dempsey Net Worth – $65 Million
Patrick Dempsey has been acting since 1985. He is famous for his role on the hit series “Grey’s Anatomy” and the 2007 movie “Enchanted.” He has starred in numerous other movies through his career as well as doing some promotional works for L’Oreal and Versace. Dempsey has also launched some products for Avon. Besides his roles in the film industry, Dempsey is an avid auto racer. He has competed at the Rolex 24, 24 Hours of Le Mans and other notable pro-am events. He also owns the Vision Racing IndyCar series and Global Baristas. During his acting days at Grey’s Anatomy, Dempsey earned an incredible $400,000 per episode. During the course of his career he has accumulated a net worth of $65 million.
8. Kurt Russell Net Worth – $100 Million
Popularly known by locals as “Snake Plisskin,” Kurt Russell has a net worth of $100 million, most of which he earned from acting. His long career stretching from way back when he was a child actor, has seen him act as a hero, villain and everything that you can imagine of in movies. Alongside his wife Goldie Hawn, they have been named one of the richest couples in Hollywood. Kurt Russell’s net worth stands at a whopping $100 million.
7. John Travolta Net Worth – $250 Million
Recently, John Travolta put his 20 bedroom mansion in Maine for sale. The home contains 20 bedrooms, a modern kitchen that is over 100 years old and an incredible oceanfront. John Travolta’s popularity began in the 1970s after his appearances in some hit movies such as, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Although his career has had several ups and downs, he reportedly earned $297 million from his comedy, “Look Who’s Talking.” John Travolta has invested in several properties including a home in Los Angeles that is worth $2.65 million.
6. JJ Abrams Net Worth – $300 Million
JJ Abrams has produced, written and directed some of the most popular Tv shows of all time. If you are a fan of, “Lost”, “Fringe” and “Star Trek” then you probably know how good his works are. He famously turned down a deal by Apple that was in the $500 million range. J.J Abrams current net worth is estimated to be $300 million.
5. Martha Stewart Net Worth – $400 Million
Mart Stewart has often been spotted around different places in Maine, including Kennebunkport where she was grabbing a lobster dinner. Martha Stewart is well known for many things including being a business lady, being convicted and most famously for his friendship with Snoop Dogg. Martha Stewart got her first job as a babysitter when she was only 10 years old. Before venturing into modelling, she would appear on commercials for Lifebuoy soap and Unilever soap. Stewart currently owns a number of real estate properties including an estate in Seal Harbour, Maine which she purchased for $5.4 million in 1997.
4. Roxanne Quimby Net Worth – $350 Million
Roxanne Quimby is one of the richest people in Maine. With a net worth of over $350 million, she is famous for founding Burt’s Bees personal care products which is located in North Carolina. Although she was born in Massachusetts, Quimby and her boyfriend relocated to Maine in 1975 where they bought some land and built a nice house. Quimby met with Burt Shavitz and in 1984 they produced candles made of beeswax which gave them a profit of $20,000 in the first year.
3. Stephen King Net Worth – $500 Million
Stephen King, a Maine native has written some of the world’s most renowned horror, sci-fi and crime movies. His first story, “I Was A Teenage Grave Robber,” was published in 1965 on Comics Review when King was only 18 years old. Over the years, he has sold more than 350 million copies of his books, some of which have been converted to films, comic books and tv shows. Stephen King is also a best selling author with “The Shining” and “”IT” being the best in their respective genres. It is reported that Stephen King makes a whopping $20 million every year, most of which he earns from book royalties. Stephen King’s current net worth stands at an estimated $500 million.
2. Bill Alfond Net Worth – $1.2 Billion
Bill Alfond is the sibling to Susan Alfond who were the beneficiaries of their father’s company, Dexter Shoe Company. Besides inheriting his father’s fortunes, Bill and his family also own a stake in Fenway Sports Group who own English Premier League soccer giants, Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox. The family also has shares in Roush Fenway Racing and New England Sport Network.
1. Susan Alfond Net Worth – $ 1.2 Billion
Thanks to one of Warren Buffett’s worst deals in history, Susan Alfond was one of the beneficiaries of the Dexter Shoe Company. The incredible fortune, which they inherited from her father has significantly grown to over $1.1 Billion which makes Susan Alfond the richest person in Maine. Majority of Dexter Shoe Company’s net worth came in 1993 after her father sold $420 million worth of stock to Berkshire Hathaway of Warren Buffet. The Shares are currently worth billions of dollars.