212. Michael Moritz

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

$3.5 billion  * self-made score: source: ven­ture cap­i­tal age: 63 res­i­dence: san fran­cisco m.b.a., u. of Penn­syl­va­nia ’78 Welsh-born chair­man of Se­quoia Cap­i­tal has been vo­cal in his op­po­si­tion to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s poli­cies, writ­ing sev­eral op-eds—in­clud­ing one in Septem­ber that ar­gued that China is leav­ing a Trum­pled Amer­ica be­hind in busi­ness, ed­u­ca­tion and immigration. The ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist has taken a step back since 2012, when he an­nounced that he has an in­cur­able med­i­cal con­di­tion, but he still sits on the board of nu­mer­ous star­tups, in­clud­ing Klarna and Stripe.

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