226. John Arnold

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$3.3 billion  self-made score: * source: Hedge funds age: 43 res­i­dence: Hous­ton B.a., van­der­bilt, ’95 Arnold shocked the hedge fund world in 2012 when, at just 38 years old, he an­nounced he was re­tir­ing. A former En­ron trader, he went on to build his own hedge fund, mint­ing a for­tune. Arnold has since fo­cused on what he calls “strate­gic” phi­lan­thropy. His ini­tia­tives in­clude tack­ling “bad science” by push­ing for aca­demic stud­ies that are more rig­or­ously data-driven and fund­ing crim­i­nal-jus­tice re­form ef­forts, in­clud­ing test­ing the im­pact of po­lice body cam­eras on pub­lic safety.

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