ARTHUR M. BLANK
Net worth: $5 B Nationality: American Year of signing: 2012 Source of wealth: Home Depot
Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus cofounded Home Depot in 1978 after being fired from their jobs at a regional hardware store.
“The needs in our society are more profound than at any point in my lifetime. Philanthropy alone cannot repair all of the social injustice in our country or the world. It can, however, inspire good will, spark innovation and provide thought leadership.”