10 Richest States in America: Is Yours on the List? (PHOTOS)

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Wealth. It's the one thing so many of us want in our lives. Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy freedom -- which can get you awfully close. We all sometimes think about where we rank among our peers when it comes to what we're worth.

But what about our home states? Do we live in the richest in the country -- or the poorest? We all know that there's a pretty wide divide between the "haves" and "have-nots," but how do our states fare when it comes to money?

For instance, are those who live in Washington, DC, sipping champagne and eating caviar? They should be! They're among the wealthiest in the US, according to the website Wallethub, which compiled this list of the richest states (including DC) in America. Take a look! Some of the frontrunners may throw you for a loop.

Check out the 10 richest states in the US, and then tell us:

Do you live in any of these -- and are you surprised by any on the list?

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