35. Stephen Schwarzman
with peter peterson (no. 388), schwarzman cofounded the world’s biggest alternative-assets manager, blackstone, in 1985. voted best politician at abington high school outside philadelphia, he started a ballet club at Yale. he got his first job on wall street at donaldson, lufkin & Jenrette before heading to harvard for his m.b.a. in 2013, he created schwarzman scholars, which recruits students from all over the world to study one year at beijing’s tsinghua University. he also chaired president trump’s now defunct strategic and policy forum, which disbanded after trump’s controversial remarks following protests in charlottesville, virginia.