20. Frank Stronach, 80
Worth: $2.72B, +0.7%
2011 rank: 19
Oberwaltersdorf, Austria, Magna International Inc.
In November, the tireless Austrian-born billionaire stepped down from the board of Magna International, the auto-parts giant he founded out of a Toronto garage. He’d rather focus on ruling Austria: he launched a political party there this year and plans to run candidates in the country’s election in 2013. Stronach, true to form, is somewhat megalomaniacal about the whole thing. “This Sept. 27, 2012, is a day that will go down in the history of Austria,” he said at the press conference he held to announce his plans. “And of the world.”
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