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Gary Tharaldson is an American entrepreneur and founder of the Tharaldson Companies. As of 2019, Tharaldson is the wealthiest individual in North Dakota, and the state's only billionaire. Gary Tharaldson was born in and grew up in Dazey, North Dakota. He graduated from Valley City State University with degrees in Business Administration and Physical Education. He did graduate work at North Dakota State University in Fargo and taught school in Leonard, North Dakota for two years. He has been extensively involved at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, lending his name and acumen to the University's "Gary Tharaldson School of Business", serving for a time on the University's Board of Trustees, and receiving an honorary doctorate from the University in 2018.
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