The money and the buzz on each of L.A.’s wealthiest.
THE MONEY: Software entrepreneur’s security consulting firm National Center for Crisis and Continuity Coordination continues brisk business in insecure world. Investment firm Ignition Capital LLC quiet this year.
BUZZ: Press-shy techie made rare appearance on the L.A. scene recently when he and wife Joyce sponsored exhibition at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design showcasing miniature golf course designs. NC4 offers emergency management software that helps clients respond to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Counts governments, schools and Fortune 100 companies as clients. Most recently helped Cisco Systems keep China supply chain intact after massive earthquake struck region. Chernick made it big with $641 million sale of software developer Candle Corp. to IBM in 2004. Born and raised in Canada; earned chemistry degree from University of Manitoba. Self-taught computer programmer initially ran Candle out of Marina del Rey apartment. Investor in conservative blogging site Pajamas Media.
• NET WORTH: $750 million +5%
• LAST YEAR: $716 million
• AGE: 61
• RESIDENCE: Los Angeles
• SOURCE OF WEALTH: Software
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