350. Clay­ton Mathile

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$2.3 billion  Self-made Score: & Source: pet food

age: 76 res­i­dence: brookville, ohio B.a., ohio north­ern u. ’62

Af­ter a stint as a Camp­bell Soup ac­coun­tant, Mathile be­came em­ployee No. 6 at pet-foods maker Iams in 1970. He bought the com­pany in 1982 and sold it to Proc­ter & Gam­ble in 1999 for $2.3 billion. He now op­er­ates Aileron, which of­fers man­age­ment classes at its cam­pus in Tipp City, Ohio. He also in­vests in tech star­tups like oovoo, a video-chat app that claims to have 185 mil­lion reg­is­tered users but, ac­cord­ing to 3rd­party data, is used by only about 2.5 mil­lion a month.

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