160. Terrence Pegula
Pegula worked at a coal mine and a grocery store while majoring in petroleum engineering at Penn State. He joined Getty Oil after graduation, and in 1983 he cobbled together a $7,500 loan from friends and family to found his oilandgas explorer East Resources. Pegula sold the bulk of its assets to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion in 2010. The next year he bought the NHL’S Buffalo Sabres from Tom Golisano (No. 264) for $189 million and then, in 2014, outbid groups led by Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi to pick up the NFL’S Buffalo Bills for $1.4 billion.