324. Arturo Moreno
$2.5 billion Self-made Score: * Source: billboards, anaheim angels
age: 71 residence: phoenix B.S., u. of arizona ’73
“i tell people all the time, there’s 2 types of education,” says moreno. “there’s one where you learn by a book and you’re taught, and the other one is a baseball bat—every time you make a mistake somebody comes and hits you in the back of the head.” he received his formal education at the University of arizona courtesy of the gi bill after a 2-year army tour that included 12 months in vietnam; at school moreno, the oldest of 11 siblings and the first in his family to attend college, used part of his funds to buy an off-campus house that he rented out. later he built a fortune in billboard advertising via outdoor systems—sold to infinity broadcasting for $8.7 billion in 1999—and bought the anaheim (now los angeles) angels baseball team.
Arte Moreno (right) with his best friend Dennis Kuhl.