226. Charles Co­hen

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

$3.3 billion  % self-made score: source: real es­tate age: 65 res­i­dence: new york city

J.d., Brook­lyn law school ’77 The de­vel­oper, who gets most of his for­tune from 12 mil­lion square feet of real es­tate, pri­mar­ily high-rise of­fice build­ings and de­sign cen­ters, has used his suc­cess to help fund his pas­sion for movies. He pro­duced the Os­carnom­i­nated Frozen River and codis­tributed The Sales­man, from Iran and win­ner of the Os­car for best for­eign lan­guage film in 2017. His Co­hen Me­dia Chan­nel, of­fer­ing 75 clas­sic films, will de­but on Ama­zon in Jan­uary as sub­scrip­tion video on de­mand. He bought iconic Paris cinema La Pagode in Oc­to­ber and the Larch­mont Play­house north of Man­hat­tan in Septem­ber.

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