15. New Jersey: David Tepper
David Tepper is the founder and president of Appaloosa Management, the hedge fund. His estimated wealth is around $11.6 billion. Ever since Tepper quit Goldman Sachs to begin his Appaloosa Management Company in the north of New Jersey, he has had a successful and long profession as a hedge fund manager. However, after the fiscal crisis, he has become the top investment manager and an investing legend of his generation. In the early 2015, the huge Palomino hedge fund of Tepper received him 13.5 per cent net fees.