Guam, island and unincorporated territory of the United States in the North Pacific Ocean, the largest, most populous, and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. It lies about 5,800 miles (9,300 km) west of San Francisco and 1,600 miles (2,600 km) east of Manila.
Hagåtña (Agana) is the capital. Major settlements are Dededo, in the north-central part of the island, Machanao, in the north, and Apotgan, on the west coast.
The development of Guam into an important U.S. military base brought about profound changes in the island’s agricultural patterns after World War II. Foodstuffs were imported in increasing amounts at the expense of local cultivation, and Guam now imports most of its food.
Tourism is the most prominent component of the economy, with more than a million visitors arriving per year. There are several luxury hotels along Tumon Bay, which has been highly developed as a tourist area. An international airport links Guam with other Pacific islands, Asia, and Hawaii and the continental United States.
Poultry farming, garment-finishing plants, and oil refining are important earners. Guam is a duty-free port, and this status has attracted a number of small manufacturing companies from countries in Asia and has also prompted some immigration. Major imports—mostly from the United States and Japan—include food products, motor vehicles and parts, and shoes and other leather products. The leading exports are motor vehicles and parts, fish and other food products, scrap metal, and tobacco products. Finland, Japan, and the Federated States of Micronesia are the main export destinations.
Richest People in Guam
10. Edward Jerome Baza Calvo
Edward Jerome Baza Calvo(born August 29, 1961) is an American Guamanian politician, the eighth and current Governor of the United States territory of Guam, in office since 2011. A member of the Republican Party,
Calvo was a five-term Senator within the Legislature of Guam. He became the Governor of Guam, having defeated Democrat Carl Gutierrez in the 2010 gubernatorial election.Calvo chose Senator Ray Tenorio as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor of Guam.
9. Judith Teresita Perez Won Pat
Judith Teresita Perez Won Pat(born December 6, 1949), also known as Judi Won Pat, is a Guamanian Democratic politician. She served as the speaker of the Guam Legislature from March 2008 to January 2017. Won Pat was the former sitting chairperson of the Committee on Education, Public Library and Women’s Affairs in the 32nd Guam Legislature.
Judith Won Pat attained her Master of Education from the University of Guam.
Won Pat was married to the late Melvin B. Borja (1954–1996), and they had three children: Ahtoy, Melvin, and Ana Maria Catherine Won Pat-Borja; she also has three grandchildren
8. Michael Warren
Michael Warren “Mike” Cruz, M.D. (born September 8, 1958) is a surgeon and former politician in Guam, a U.S. territory. Cruz served as the eighth elected Lieutenant Governor of Guam from 2007 to 2011.
Cruz is a Colonel in the Guam Army National Guard. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Cruz volunteered as a commander in the Rapid Advanced Medical Team during the Iraq War, serving from 2003 to 2004.He was a recipient of Bronze Star Medal for his tour of duty in Iraq.
Cruz is a surgeon, and served as the Medical Director of the Guam Memorial Hospital.He is a member of the American Board of Surgery, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.