According to the 2020 census, South Carolina is the 23rd most populated state in the U.S. With a population of 5,124,712 and a GDP of $213.45 billion, South Carolina was inhabited by the English in 1670 and its name was given in honor of King Charles 1 before it was split into North and South Carolina in 1710.
According to a report, Beaufort County in South Carolina is home to the richest people in the state. Beaufort County is home to the famous Hilton Head Island and has a median household income of $63,110 as compared to the state’s median household income of $51,015.
Nevertheless, South Carolina is a state full of vacationers and lots of wealthy residents. In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 richest people in South Carolina and how they have amassed their incredible fortunes.
10. Logan Marshall Green Net Worth - $1 Million
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Logan is a popular character for his roles in some hit series, The O. C, Traveler, Dark blue and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Logan’s net worth stands at $1 million.
9. Ricky Sapp Net Worth - $2 Million
Our list of the richest people in South Carolina includes a former football player who is better known for his performances for the New York Jets and Houston Texans. Ricky Sapp, who was born in 1986, is regarded as one of the richest and most successful football players ever.
He was teammates with JJ Watt in Houston Texans and was considered a five-star recruit by Rival.com. Ricky Sapp’s net worth stands at an estimated $2 million.
8. Tommy Gainey Net Worth - $2 million
Professional golf is one of the highest paying careers in sports. Nicknamed as “Two Gloves,” Tommy Gainey was born in Darlington, South Carolina and is one of the most famous golfers to play in the PGA Tour.
Tommy was popular for wearing gloves on both hands, and for his unique swing to his play. He has won four events in the course of his career. Some of the famous trophies that he has lifted include the Egolf Tarheel Tour, which he won three times, and the NGA Hooters Tour. According to the NY Times, Tommy has earned more than $6.5 million throughout his career in golf. His current net worth stands at an estimated $2 million.
7. Jay Wayne Jenkins “Young Jeezy” Net Worth - $6 Million
Although he hasn’t released an album since 2011, Young Jeezy, as he is popularly known, has been making good money from his clothing line, and several tours. He began his rap career in 2004 after signing a deal with Def Jam Recordings. He has released ten studio albums and has sold millions of records worldwide. Young Jeezy’s net worth stands at an estimated $6 million.
6. Monique Coleman Net Worth - $13 Million
If you used to be a fan of High School Musical movies, you probably know who Taylor McKessie is. Apart from starring in High School Musical movies, Monique Coleman also finished fourth in ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and played the role of Mary Margret in the movie, “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” She recently started her own talk show called “Gimme Mo” which aims to empower young people. Monique Coleman’s wealth is estimated to stand at $13 million.
5. Viola Davis Net Worth - $25 Million
Viola Davis has been in the film and television industry for over two decades. Davis reportedly earned $15.5 million for her roles in the hit series “How to Get Away With Murder and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
She has also starred in several blockbuster movies, including Suicide Squad and The Help and Prisoners. Davis also co-owns JuVeee Production along with her husband Julius Tennon. JuVee Production is a creative space aiming to produce the next generation of filmmakers and artists.
4. John C. Portman Net Worth - $20 Million
John Portman is well known for his amazing office and hotel designs that contain multi-structured interiors. Born in Walhalla, South Carolina, Portman graduated with an architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and has built an incredible portfolio that includes projects across many cities across the US and other countries.
His most famous project is his iconic beach house, which he converted to become an art museum to display his best work. HIs clever combination of architecture and design has led to him becoming one of the most sought after technicians. He is one of the richest American architects.
3. Chris Rock Net Worth - $100 million
Chris Rock is a man of many talents. In the 90s and the early 2000s, Chris Rock was the face of standup comedy. He has also appeared in several hit movies and his career has spanned well over three decades.
Chris Rock started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1984, where he was performing “Catch a Rising Star” at a popular New York club. He later joined Saturday Night Live, where he gained massive popularity. Chris Rock has continued to rake in more cash as a comedian. In 2017, he earned $30 million and in 2019, he made $42 million. He is currently worth $100 million.
2. Darla Moore Net Worth - $2.3 Billion
At second place, on our list of the richest people in South Carolina, is Darla Moore. Apart from being a generous philanthropist, Darla Moore is one of the most powerful American business women.
In 2012, she became one of only two women that includes former US secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to be members of the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta Georgia. She is the former president of Rainwater Inc. and was listed as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business from 1998 to 1999. Darla Moore’s net worth currently stands at $2.3 Billion.
1. Anita Zucker Net Worth - $3.5 Billion
Anita Zucker is the richest person in South Carolina. Her South Carolina-based company, InterTech Group, which manufactures chemicals, has estimated revenues of over $3 billion.
Anita was also the chair of Hudson’s Bay Company, which she took over following the death of her husband. With an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion, Anita is the richest person in South Carolina.
Written by Dana Hanson
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