206. Jimmy Haslam

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

The fam­ily truck-stop com­pany, whose board Haslam joined as a 20-year-old col­lege se­nior, is now War­ren Buf­fett’s lat­est con­quest. In Oc­to­ber, Berk­shire Hath­away an­nounced it will ac­quire 39% of $20 billion (2016 sales) Pi­lot Fly­ing J, which he runs as CEO. It will buy an ad­di­tional 41% in 2023. Pi­lot ad­mit­ted to de­fraud­ing its die­sel­fuel cus­tomers in 2014 and agreed to a $92 mil­lion set­tle­ment; in July, 4 em­ploy­ees pleaded guilty to the same charges. He and his brother Bill, Ten­nessee’s gover­nor, have de­nied any knowl­edge of wrong­do­ing. With his wife, Dee, Haslam owns the NFL’S Cleve­land Browns.

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