288. H. Wayne Huizenga

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$2.8 billion  ( self-made score: source: in­vest­ments age: 79 res­i­dence: fort laud­erdale, fla. dropout, calvin col­lege At age 25, Huizenga got his start with a garbage truck and a $5,000 loan that he later turned into gi­ant firm Waste Man­age­ment. He took it pub­lic in 1971, and since then he has made it big in other in­dus­tries, most notably buy­ing and ex­pand­ing Block­buster Video, which he sold to Vi­a­com for $8.4 billion in 1994. A col­lege dropout, Huizenga has do­nated to Nova South­east­ern Univer­sity in Florida, whose busi­ness school bears his name.

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