359. James Coulter
$2.2 billion Self-made Score: & Source: private equity age: 57 residence: san francisco m.b.a., Stanford ’86
Coulter and his business partner David Bonderman (No. 315) started private equity firm TPG 25 years ago after they met while working for Robert Bass (No. 122). The 2 own at least half of the company, which has $73 billion in assets under management. Prior to getting his M.B.A., Coulter graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth, where he is vice chair of the board of trustees.