219. Judy Faulkner
$3.4 billion self-made score: * source: Health it age: 74 residence: Madison, Wis. m.s., u. of wisconsin-madison ’67 In August, an aide to Joe Biden reportedly recalled a meeting for the former vice president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative in which Faulkner asked Biden, “Why do you want your medical records? They’re 1,000 pages, of which you understand 10.” An Epic spokesperson insists the conversation was cordial, and Faulkner supports patients’ rights to access their medical records. Faulkner knows records well. She is the founder and CEO of Epic, a leading medical-record software company that stores 190 million patients’ files.