248. Ken­neth Lan­gone

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$3.1 bil­lion  self-made score: ( source: in­vest­ments age: 82 res­i­dence: sands Point, n.y. m.b.a., nyu stern ’60 Home De­pot’s in­vest­ment banker is one of the big­gest donors to NYU. Lan­gone, who got his M.B.A. at NYU, at­tend­ing at night while work­ing on Wall Street dur­ing the day, con­trib­uted $10 mil­lion to the school’s part-time M.B.A. pro­gram in 1999; the med­i­cal cen­ter was named for him af­ter he pledged $200 mil­lion in 2008. He also helped take Ross Perot Sr.’s Elec­tronic Data Sys­tems public in 1968 be­fore form­ing his own in­vest­ment firm, In­vemed As­so­ciates.

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