388. John Tyson

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$2 billion  Self-made Score: % Source: food pro­cess­ing age: 64 res­i­dence: spring­dale, ark. B.B.A., Smu ’75 Tyson Foods, which posted $36.9 billion in 2016 sales, was founded by Tyson’s grand­fa­ther in 1935. John served as CEO from 2001 to 2006 and re­mains chair­man. A heavy hit­ter in Arkansas’ elite cir­cles, he sits on the board of Alice Wal­ton’s (No. 13) Crys­tal Bridges Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art.

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