Forbes: Gary Tharaldson is North Dakota's first billionaire

FARGO, N.D. - ​Gary Tharaldson is the first North Dakotan with an estimated worth of $1 billion, according to Forbes.

An article this week in the business publication put the 74-year-old's worth at the $1 billion mark.

Tharaldson, who received his degree at Valley City State University, made his fortune in the hotel business.

You can read the original Forbes article attached to this story.