200. Michael Milken
milken began building his fortune while at drexel burnham lambert, where he led development of the high-yield junk bond market in the 1980s. he spent 22 months in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud in 1990. banned from trading, milken shifted his focus to philanthropy and to his milken institute think tank. he’s long held leadership roles. at Uc berkeley he was president of sigma alpha mu fraternity. he switched his college major from math and science to business after witnessing the 1965 watts riot in los angeles, with the goal of democratizing access to capital.
Mike Milken (front row, center) pictured with his Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity brothers.