Stephen Schwarzman

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Blackstone Group

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: The chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone Group, known for his lavish lifestyle, donated $100 million to the New York City Library in March of 2008, which led to the main building being renamed in his honor. In October 2009, it was announced that the Blackstone private equity empire is buying 10 U.S. theme parks, including SeaWorld in Florida and California, for $2.7 billion from brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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