226. Charles Cohen
$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.