122. Jim Davis & fam­ily

Forbes - - PROMOTION — DAN FRANCIS -

Davis bought a small Bos­ton shoe­maker in 1972. To­day $3.8 billion (sales) New Bal­ance is the na­tion’s fourth-big­gest maker of run­ning shoes by mar­ket share. The com­pany’s head­quar­ters is next door to prac­tice are­nas for the Bos­ton Bru­ins and the Celtics. Davis has do­nated more than $70 mil­lion to Mid­dle­bury, where he played on the foot­ball team.

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