226. Ran­dal Kirk

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

$3.3 billion  * self-made score: source: Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals age: 63 res­i­dence: lake Worth, fla. J.d., u. of vir­ginia ’79 His biotech­nol­ogy con­glom­er­ate In­trexon churns out such in­no­va­tive prod­ucts as non­brown­ing ap­ples and ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied mos­qui­toes that neu­tral­ize their dis­ease-trans­mit­ting peers. Kirk worked while an un­der­grad at Radford Univer­sity, sell­ing cars and mo­tor­cy­cles at a nearby deal­er­ship.

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