Forbes released the list of the richest person in every state, and if you know anything about Louisiana you can probably guess who's making the big bucks in the Bayou State.

According to Forbes the owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, Tom Benson, is the richest man in Louisiana. With a net worth of $2.2 billion it makes sense that he's topping Forbes list.

The self made billionaire started out as a bookkeeper at a Chevrolet dealership in New Orleans and eventually worked his way up to owner of his own dealerships, banks, and sports teams.

See the richest people in American by clicking on each state on the Forbes website.