THE MONEY: Completed acquisition of Dole Food Co. Inc., taking company private in deal valued at $1.6 billion. Other major holdings include real estate developer Castle & Cooke Inc. as well as large portfolio of commercial and residential real estate.
BUZZ: High school dropout and self-made billionaire oversees vast network of holdings including Dole and Castle & Cooke. Took Dole private last year after bringing it public in 2009. Major shareholder of cancer drug developer NovaRX Corp., where son Justin is chief executive. Ninety-one-year-old said he wants to live until he’s 125; avoids vitamins and supplements, opting for two to three smoothies a day containing equivalent of 20 servings of fruit and vegetables. Opened wellness complex in Westlake Village in 2006 that includes Four Seasons Hotel & Spa, California Health & Longevity Institute, healthy lifestyle teaching center and TV studio. Owns 350-acre research campus near Charlotte, N.C., which features 311,000-square-foot laboratory to research health. Owns 14,000-square-foot home on 137 acre near research lab. Reportedly put Bel Air mansion up for sale last year for $30 million. Six-bedroom, nine-bath, 12,435-square-foot home now listed for about $25 million.
$3.1 billion s3.3%
LAST YEAR: $3 billion
RESIDENCE: Los Angeles
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Investments, self-made
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