248. Don­ald Trump

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$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.

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