Alec Gores

CATEGORY: Billionaires

INDUSTRY: Private Equity

COMPANY: Gores Group

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Gores is the founder, chairman, and CEO of The Gores Group, an extremely lucrative private-based equity firm that specializes in acquiring multi-million dollar businesses. Their most recent acquisition was Alliance Entertainment in early September, which is the largest wholesale distributor of CDs, DVDs, and video games in the U.S.

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