288. Mor­timer Zuck­er­man

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$2.8 billion  * self-made score: source: real es­tate, Me­dia age: 80 res­i­dence: new york city m.b.a., whar­ton ’61 In Septem­ber, Zuck­er­man sold the

New York Daily News to me­dia con­glom­er­ate Tronc for $1 and as­sump­tion of li­a­bil­i­ties. Zuck­er­man, who of­ten wrote ed­i­to­ri­als for the tabloid, had owned the pub­li­ca­tion for 24 years. He’s the son of Ukrainian im­mi­grants who set­tled in Mon­treal, where he got both his un­der­grad and law de­gree from Mcgill Univer­sity be­fore adding 2 Ivy League di­plo­mas to his ré­sumé. He co­founded his Bos­ton Prop­er­ties in 1970 and stepped down as the REIT’S chair­man last year.

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