240. Barry Diller

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

$3.2 billion  ( self-made score: source: on­line Me­dia age: 75 res­i­dence: new york city high school grad­u­ate Diller’s big dream to build a pub­lic park on a Hud­son River pier isn’t go­ing to hap­pen. In Septem­ber, he in­formed the Hud­son River Park Trust that he’d scrapped plans to con­struct the $250 mil­lion venue af­ter grow­ing costs and le­gal op­po­si­tion to what crit­ics called “Diller Is­land.” He con­tin­ues to helm IAC, the me­dia con­glom­er­ate that in­cludes the Daily Beast, Tin­der and Vimeo.

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