32. Lawrence Stroll, 53
Worth: $1.9B, +235%
2011 rank: -
Switzerland, Sportswear Holdings Ltd., Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.
Stroll broke a billion with the blockbuster IPO of bag maker Michael Kors. He and business partner Silas Chou hitched their wagon to the right horse in backing Michael Kors back in 2003. Kors went on to fame as a judge on the hit TV show Project Runway and had his line endorsed by stars like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez. The rest is a lot of zeroes and other goodies including a $50-million penthouse suite in what will be New York's tallest building, One57. And a racetrack in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. To race his Ferraris, of course.
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