324. Richard Peery
$2.5 billion Self-made Score: * Source: real estate
age: 79 residence: palo alto, calif. B.S., Brigham young university ’61
Peery and his partner John Arrillaga (No. 340) started buying Silicon Valley farmland together in the 1960s and turning it into office parks. Their firm Peery-arrillaga now owns some 3.3 million square feet of office space.