21. The West Coast Is Similar To New England
People have long traveled to California with the stars in their eyes and dreams of getting rich, and the state does not always disappoint even though it often can). Those who are lucky enough to break into the top one percent and become rich in California bring in $515,000 per year, though that number is a pittance compared to the amounts the highest-earning celebrities in Hollywood make.
In Washington, home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world, those in the top one percent make upwards of $450,000 per year. Yet there is a marked disparity between the billionaires of Seattle’s tech companies and the Native Americans who live in the state’s more rural areas. In Oregon, Washington’s neighbor to the south and California’s neighbor to the North, you need to earn $359,000 per year to be in the top one percent and considered rich.