264. Chuck Bundrant
$3 billion self-made score: * source: fishing age: 75 residence: seattle college dropout In 1961, Bundrant dropped out from his undergraduate studies and drove from Tennessee to Seattle, arriving with $80 in his pocket. There he worked as a fish processor. In 1973, Bundrant cofounded Trident Seafoods with 2 crab fishermen; they created the Bilikin, the first fishing boat with onboard crab cookers and freezing equipment. Today he owns about 80% of the $2.6 billion (est. revenues) firm. Trident sells Alaskan wild-caught salmon, cod and pollock to retailers like Costco, Walmart and Safeway. He is largely credited with turning pollock into a widely consumed fish that he supplies to chains like Long John Silver’s and Mcdonald’s.