302. Herbert Simon
$2.7 billion ( self-made score: source: real estate age: 83 residence: indianapolis
B.B.A, city college of new york Simon and his brother Melvin (d. 2009) are the sons of a Jewish tailor who immigrated to the Bronx. In 1960, the 2 founded what’s now Simon Property Group, one of the world’s largest REITS, with more than 200 malls covering over 180 million square feet. Herb, who is chairman emeritus, owns the Indiana Pacers and is married to a former Miss Universe from Thailand.