Who are Maine’s Richest Residents?
After the passing of L.L. Bean chairman Leon Gorman in September, the list of Maine's richest residents changed. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, famous Maine horror novelist Stephen King now tops the list, with a net worth of about $400 million.
Behind Maine's most famous resident, and now the runner-up to the title of richest Mainer, is businesswoman Roxanne Quimby, worth approximately $350 million.
Quimby rose to fame and financial success in the 1990s when she launched the Burt's Bees line of lip balms and beeswax candle products right here in Vacationland. Quimby, along with beekeeper Burt Shavitz, sold the company in 2007 for $350 million.
Stephen King has a home in Bangor and travels between Maine and Florida throughout the year. Roxanne Quimby is a resident of Portland.