288. Mortimer Zuckerman
$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.