Micky Arison

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Carnival Corporation, Miami Heat

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: This Carnival Corporation chairman and CEO saw his stock surge a whopping 59 percent over the past year, adding around $1.5 billion to his personal net worth and bringing the total to around $4.4 billion. Carnival, which operates 11 cruise lines, claims that at any given time, some 225,000 people are sailing on one of its 95 ships around the globe. As if that wouldn’t keep him busy, Arison also took control of the Miami Heat in 1995 as managing general partner and guided the franchise to its first NBA championship in 2006. The Heat has made the playoffs 11 out of the 14 years he has been in control. Most recently, Arison made headlines when he personally donated $5 million to Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

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