There are a lot of successful people in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Success is not necessarily measured in dollars. But these guys have made a ton of money on the way to where they are today.

USA Today did the research and came out with the Richest Person In Every State.

Here is who topped the list in Iowa, Minnesota, And South Dakota:

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The Richest Person in South Dakota

T. Denny Sanford claims the top spot in SD with an estimated net worth of around $2.6 billion.

Richest Man In South Dakota Denny Sanford via Youtube
Richest Man In South Dakota Denny Sanford via Youtube

Sanford has called Sioux Falls his home for years. It's where he made much of his fortune with First Premier Bank.

T. Denny Sanford has given generously to help improve the lives of children and has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to health systems, children's hospitals, and medical schools.

Sanford Health based in Sioux Falls has locations around the region. And you can see T. Denny's name atop the Sioux Falls entertainment venue the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Richest Person in Iowa

In Iowa, Harry Stine earned the top spot with an estimated net worth of $4 billion.

Richest Man In Iowa Harry Stine via Youtube
Richest Man In Iowa Harry Stine via Youtube

Stine lives in Adel, Iowa where his grandparents first moved in the 1800s.

Harry Stine is the owner of the Stine Seed Company and amassed his fortune in the corn and soybean industries.

Stine Seed Company was founded in the 1950s by Harry's father and today has patents on soybean and corn strains.

The Richest Person in Minnesota 

In Minnesota, Glen Taylor is the wealthiest man in the state worth an estimated $2.4 billion.

Richest Man In Minnesota Glen Taylor - Getty Images
Richest Man In Minnesota Glen Taylor - Getty Images

Taylor lives in Mankato in southwestern Minnesota.

Glen Taylor gained his wealth by founding the printing services company Taylor Corporation.

You may know Taylor because of his ownership stakes in Minnesota sports teams including the NBA's Timberwolves and the Minnesota United an American professional soccer club based in Saint Paul.

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LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.


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