374. Howard Marks
$2.1 billion Self-made Score: * Source: private equity age: 71 residence: new York city m.b.a., u. of Chicago ’70
The private equity magnates met at asset manager TCW, where Marks headed its debt investing group. Prior to that, Marks started a portfolio of high-yield bonds at Citibank after meeting with Michael Milken (No. 200), while Karsh was a former appellate clerk for future Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy. They founded Oaktree Capital in 1995; the Los Angeles-based firm manages roughly $100 billion in assets.