315. Lee Bass

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$2.6 billion  $ self-made score: source: oil, in­vest­ments age: 61 res­i­dence: fort Worth, tex. m.b.a., u. of Penn­syl­va­nia ’82 Bass owns 2 ranches in Texas, where he raises longhorn cat­tle and breeds rhi­nos. A com­mit­ted con­ser­va­tion­ist, he served 2 terms as chair­man of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Com­mis­sion and co­founded the In­ter­na­tional Rhino Foun­da­tion. In 1991 he gave $20 mil­lion to his alma mater, Yale, to sup­port West­ern civ­i­liza­tion stud­ies. Four years later, the school gave the money back and can­celed the pro­gram af­ter Lee re­port­edly wanted to ap­prove hires.

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