State legislation, supported by a late 2011 state Supreme Court ruling, dissolved the state's redevelopment agencies. Image: Fotolia
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Where the Wealthy Live: The Top 11 States for 2011

1. California

California has the most ultra-high-net-worth residents, with greater than 9,800 worth more than $30 million living in the Golden State. It is the world's eighth largest economy, so its wealthiest residents come from a diverse set of industries. Among them: media, entertainment and high-tech.