Edmund Ansin

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Sunbeam Broadcasting

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: This Miami-based billionaire (who is heir to his family’s shoe-making fortune) joined his father in buying a Miami television station for $3.4 million in 1962. Today, Sunbeam Broadcasting operates WSVN Channel 7 Miami and WHDH Channel 7 Boston, two of the most prominent stations in the country. He is a big supporter of the United Way, so much so that the United Way of Broward County is housed in a building named in memory of his parents, Sophie and Sidney Ansin.

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