248. John Paul Dejoria
$3.1 billion self-made score: ) source: Hair Products, tequila age: 73 residence: austin, tex. high school diploma Dejoria clinched success in 2 industries. First he cofounded hair-care company John Paul Mitchell Sys-
tems in 1980; it still pulls in an estimated $350 million a year in revenues. He and another partner transformed Patrón Spirits from a minuscule Mexican manufacturer to an estimated $800 million (revenues) company. In January, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a benefactor of Dejoria’s donations, launched a 110-foot antipoaching vessel, the M/V John Paul Dejoria—christened, fittingly, with a bottle of tequila.