2022 Top 10 Richest People in Northern Mariana Islands

3. Joey San Nicolas

Joey Patrick San Nicolas is politician in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), who currently serves as Mayor of Tinian. He previously served as attorney general.


On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 San Nicolas was nominated as the Attorney General, and appointed in an acting capacity, by Governor Benigno Fitial. On Friday, November 16, 2012, he was unanimously confirmed by the CNMI Senate on his native Tinian and sworn in later that day.

He succeeded acting Attorney General Ellsbeth Viola Alepuyo, who was appointed on Monday, August 13, 2012 after Edward Buckingham fled the island in scandal. San Nicolas resigned effective Saturday, July 5, 2014, to run for Mayor of Tinian. He was succeeded by Deputy Attorney General Gilbert Joseph Birnbrich.


2. Ralph Torres

Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres is an American Republican politician from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

2022 Top 10 Richest People in Northern Mariana Islands


He has served as the ninth Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands since the death of Governor Eloy Inos on December 29, 2015. He previously served as the tenth Lieutenant Governor, which he was elected to in 2014.

In 2008, Torres won the election to the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives. In 2010, he won the election to the Northern Mariana Islands Senate, acting in a variety of roles. From 2010 to 2015 he was Chairman of the Health & Welfare Committee. In February 2013, he became the President of the Senate.

As half of the winning ticket in the 2014 gubernatorial election, Torres became Lieutenant Governor on January 12, 2015.

In February 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Torres and his family have received millions of dollars in payments from Hong Kong-based Imperial Pacific casino

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