Kenneth Langone

CATEGORY: Philanthropists
INDUSTRY: Venture Capitalism
COMPANY: Home Depot

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: The financial backer and co-founder of Home Depot is also the former director of the New York Stock Exchange and an active philanthropist. He is chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center, and in September was chosen to be the Grand Marshal of the 2009 Columbus Day Parade in New York City because he is a “virtuous man of good character, who is an ideal role model for Italian-Americans and indeed all Americans.”

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