359. Ted Turner

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$2.2 billion  Self-made Score: & Source: cable tele­vi­sion age: 78 res­i­dence: at­lanta dropout, Brown

At Brown, Turner was com­modore of the school yacht club, good train­ing for when he even­tu­ally won the Amer­ica’s Cup in 1977. Turner never grad­u­ated from Brown—his fa­ther re­fused to pay his tu­ition when he de­cided to pur­sue a lib­eral arts de­gree. No mat­ter. In 1980 Turner launched CNN, the first 24-hour news sta­tion, which for­ever changed the world of journalism and broad­cast­ing. To­day the me­dia mogul turned land baron owns 16 ranches in the U.S. and 3 in Ar­gentina, as well as the world’s largest pri­vate bi­son herd. The col­lege dropout does have 48 hon­orary degrees.

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