248. Donald Trump
$3.1 billion self-made score: % source: real estate age: 71 residence: Washington, d.c.
B.s., u. of Pennsylvania ’68 trump spent 5 years at new york Military academy in cornwall-onhudson, playing basketball, football, soccer and baseball. it was there that he says he found his sweet stroke with the baseball bat. in his 1987 book, The Art of the
Deal, trump describes how he won over his strongman coach, an exmarine named theodore dobias. “in a way, i finessed him,” trump wrote. “it helped that i was a great athlete, since he was the baseball coach and i was the captain of the team. but i also learned how to play him.” from there, trump went on to attend fordham university for 2 years, then Wharton to learn business. those institutions helped shape the man who would become president. “i took a lot of finance courses at Wharton,” he told Forbes in 1987. “first they taught you all the rules and regulations. then they taught you that those rules and regulations are really meant to be broken.”
Trump played basketball at military school.