374. Vinod Khosla
$2.1 billion Self-made Score: * Source: venture capital
age: 62 residence: portola valley, calif. m.b.a., Stanford ’80
A years-long battle between Khosla and the Surfrider Foundation over access to Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay in California might be nearing its end. In early October, Khosla reportedly opened the gate on his property that leads to the beach, following an enforcement action by the California Coastal Commission in September. His venture capital firm, Khosla Ventures, has added 2 women to the firm’s investment team, notable at a time when the industry is under fire for the underrepresentation of women in its ranks. In the past year, 2 IPOS for his firm—cloud computing outfits Nutanix and Okta— boosted Khosla’s coffers.