The Jersey Shore consistently ranks among the most expensive and exclusive places in the country to make a home. As a result, the beautiful beachfront communities of Bay Head and others that line this Atlantic coastline have become renowned for the stable of rich and influential Americans that maintain residences here. NJBiz.com recently compiled a list of the fifty richest residents of the Garden State, seven of which make their home in our beautiful corner of the country. You might even recognize a few!
Ranked #49 - Jon Stewart, Red Bank NJ. Net worth of $80 million
Best known as the host of the long-running comedy-news show, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart got his start as a stand-up comedian before transitioning to movie roles and TV comedy. He grew up in Lawrenceville but currently calls Red Bank, NJ home. Stewart paid $3.8 million in 2009 for his 5000 square foot home on a reported 1.26 acres along the Navesink River
Ranked #45 - Mary Higgins Clark, Spring Lake, NJ. Net Worth of $110 million
Among America's most successful novelists, each one of Mary Higgin Clark's 50 books are certified best sellers. She's managed to sell over 80 million copies of her books in the US alone, and many more internationally. She continues to write every morning to this day, at the age of 85. Today, she creates her works of suspense fiction from the third floor office of her Spring Lake home on the Saddle River, valued at around $4 million.
Ranked #38 - Bruce Springsteen, Colts Neck, NJ. Net Worth of $300 million
The man needs no introduction. Few artists are as synonymous with their home state as "the boss". Springsteen has sold more than 64 million albums in the US, and another 120 million internationally. He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential male recording artists in history and his home state has become a common theme in his music. His Colts Neck horse farm comes in at an incredible 378 acres and is valued at $10.2 million. Springsteen owns another equestrian property in nearby Rumson.
Ranked #36 - Jon Bon Jovi, Middletown, NJ. Net Worth of $300 million
Another of New Jersey's prominent sons, Jon Bon Jovi has enjoyed similar amounts of success to Springsteen as frontman for Bon Jovi and as a solo artist. He's created 13 albums worth of music in the last 30 years and sold more than 130 million copies worldwide.
He's New Jersey born and raised, and currently lives in an impressive 16-acre riverfront property along the Navesink River in Middletown.
Ranked #34 - Ray Catena, Rumson, NJ. Net Worth of $390 million
Now we're getting to the heavy hitters and power players of the business world. Ray Catena is the owner and President of Ray Catena Auto Group, a chain of extremely successful luxury car dealerships across the state. His luxury car brands include Maserati, Lexis and Mercedes and he is always looking for an opportunity to expand further. Catena currently owns property in Rumson.
Ranked #26 - Myron Shevell, Long Branch, NJ. Net Worth of $720 million
Myron is a successful entrepreneur with a long family history in the shipping industry across the northwest United States. He is currently the CEO of New England Motor Freight Inc. among the largest "less than a truckload" carriers in the country. Through a network of affiliate companies, his reach extends to nearly 80% of the American population.
Ranked #22 - Richard Santulli, Red Bank, NJ. Net Worth of $900 million
Currently the richest man on the Jersey Shore, Richard Santulli is a successful entrepreneur noted for creating an innovative structure for leasing jetliners to groups. He is currently the Chairman of Milestone Aviation Group, a well-respected Helicopter and Jet leasing business. His sprawling estate home in Monmouth County is valued at over $1.3 million.
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