7. Nevada: Sheldon Adelson
The CEO and chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp, Sheldon Adelson has a net worth of $29 billion. His earnings worth billions are due to running the largest casino firm in America, Las Vegas Sands. A major part of his earnings are spent to buy power in the Republican Party. Adelson perfectly illustrates the reach of GOP godfather. In fact, in 2014, a few candidates like John Kasich, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush flew to Vegas just to meet Sheldon Adelson, study their visions in detail, and hopefully to receive his money and blessings.