62. Ed­ward John­son III


Ned John­son led Fidelity as CEO for 37 years. His daugh­ter Abi­gail (No. 29) re­placed him as CEO in 2014 and as chair­man in 2016. His 2 other chil­dren, El­iz­a­beth (No. 206) and Ed­ward IV (No. 206), join The Forbes 400 this year thanks to new in­for­ma­tion. The money man­age­ment firm was founded by his fa­ther in 1946. Af­ter a stint in the Army, John­son joined Fidelity as an an­a­lyst in 1957.

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