Top Five Wealthiest People in New York

Ronald Perelman

Net Worth: $11 billion

Profession: American investor

How He Got Rich: He bought a bunch of corporations and later re-sold them for gigantic profits. You could say he’s a corporation junkie.

Fast Facts: The 67-year-old self-made billionaire first lit up a cigar when he was 26-year-old at a meeting, and from that day on until he quit in 1999, he smoked between one and five cigars per day.