340. John Ar­ril­laga

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$2.4 billion  Self-made Score: ( Source: real es­tate

age: 80 res­i­dence: por­tola val­ley, calif. B.a., Stan­ford ’60

Ar­ril­laga at­tended Stan­ford on a bas­ket­ball schol­ar­ship and was named a 3rd-team All Amer­i­can. He also worked 6 jobs (in­clud­ing land­scap­ing and wash­ing dishes) to pay for his liv­ing ex­penses. Beginning in the 1960’s, he and his busi­ness part­ner Richard Peery (No. 324) de­vel­oped of­fice parks in Sil­i­con Val­ley. Later he do­nated heav­ily to his alma mater, with a $100 mil­lion gift in 2006 and a $151 mil­lion pledge in 2013.

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