359. Reed Hastings
$2.2 billion Self-made Score: & Source: netflix age: 57 residence: santa cruz, calif. m.s., Stanford ’88
If it seems like Netflix knows what you want to watch before you do, it may have something to do with the fact that its CEO, Hastings, has a master’s in artificial intelligence. Netflix, which he cofounded in 1997, added 20 million users in the past year and now has more than 100 million subscribers in 190 countries; it also captured its first Oscar, winning best short-subject documentary for The White Helmets, a film about civilian volunteers in Syria. Its stock has more than doubled in the last year, landing Hastings on The Forbes 400 for the first time.