359. Ted Turner
$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.