21. Bill Haslam – $2.5 billion
Bill Haslam is the current Governor of Tennessee on behalf of the Republican Party.
Born into a family already anchored in business, Haslam attended the prestigious Emory University earning a bachelor in history. Bill enjoyed a couple of drifting years before accepting to become president of Pilot Corporation, his father’s petroleum venture. Most of the $2.5 billion he now owns derive from there.
Bill Haslam served as mayor of Knoxville between 2003 and 2011 before assuming office as Governor. He ranked as the richest politician in America until Trump beat the odds and snatched a seat in the Oval Office.