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36. Henry Kravis
36. Henry Kravis
Co-CEO, KKR

Sales growth rank: 1

Kravis and partner George Roberts took their 34-year-old leveraged buyout shop public earlier this year in an offering that valued the firm at $2 billion. Since then, KKR has been making big investments in oil and gas, including the recent purchase of Chevron's 23% stake in Colonial Pipeline. It also hired a number of Goldman Sachs traders to form a hedge fund that will focus on equities. Outside the boardroom, the leveraged buyout king made a splash pledging $100 million to his alma mater, Columbia University.

--P.N.



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