248. Steve Wynn
$3.1 billion self-made score: * source: casinos, Hotels age: 75 residence: las vegas
B.a., u. of Pennsylvania ’63 The Las Vegas casino tycoon is putting the finishing touches on plans for his latest project: Wynn Paradise Park, a 20-plus-acre lagoon behind his 2 Vegas Strip resorts featuring a white-sand beach, a boardwalk, a small casino and 1,000room hotel tower. In Massachusetts, construction is under way on his $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor, a resort and casino set to open in 2019. Wynn developed the Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio through his first casino giant, Mirage Resorts. He sold it to MGM in 2000 and 2 years later launched Wynn Resorts with ex-wife Elaine Wynn (No. 350).