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Mark Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, as well as Magnolia Pictures and the Landmark Theaters chain. As if that weren’t enough to keep him busy, he also serves as chairman of HDNet, a television station that broadcasts exclusively in high-definition. As of March 2011, his estimated net worth is $2.5 billion. In 1999, Cuban bought a Gulfstream V, a private plane normally used for business travel that’s sometimes used as a military vehicle. It set him back $40 million, and it also earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of Records, as it constituted the single most expensive e-commerce transaction in history.
George Soros Net Worth: $19.2 billion The legendary hedge fund manager retired in 2011 and turned his hedge fund into a family office, returning just under $1 billion in assets to outside investors. The hedge fund legend is chairman of Soros Fund Management, the $24 billion firm that manages his personal fortune as well as the money belonging to his foundations. He is not involved in day-to-day operations, but Soros remains involved. The move made his shop immune to the hedge fund industry’s new disclosure requirements. Soros also brought in a new investment officer to help oversee the remaining assets belonging to his family and his foundations. Born in Budapest, Soros survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary and went on to study at the London School of Economics before launching storied hedge fund firm Quantum Fund Management in 1969. Outspoken on world economic policies and an unapologetic proponent of European integration, Soros has recently called the design of the euro “very flawed” and described the situation as an “existential crisis” for Europe. Since 1979 Soros has given $8.5 billion to human rights, education and public health groups. In August 2012, at his 82nd birthday party at his summer home in Southampton, Soros announced that he and his girlfriend, Tamiko Bolton, 42, are engaged.