Edward Roski Jr.

CATEGORY: Billionaires

INDUSTRY: Real Estate

COMPANY: Majestic Realty Co.

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: He owns more than 73 million square feet of commercial property from Los Angeles to Atlanta, as well as minor parts of the L.A. Lakers and hockey’s L.A. Kings. The noted risk taker, who will attack anything from Mount Everest to the Titanic wreckage, is also an avid philanthropist. He donated $23 million to alma mater USC in 2006 to fund a fine arts school. He serves on the board for a number of local organizations, museums, and science centers.

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