NET WORTH: $1.6 billionAGE: 71RESIDENCE: BrentwoodSOURCE OF WEALTH: TechnologyLAST YEAR: $1.5 billionCHANGE: +7%THE MONEY: Canadian-born tech entrepreneur Aubrey Chernick started his first business, software firm Candle Corp., from his apartment in Marina del Rey in 1976. He sold the company to longtime client IBM in 2004 for $641 million. In August 2019, Chernick sold his El Segundo-based cybersecurity firm NC4 Inc. to software company Everbridge Inc. for about $83 million in cash and Everbridge stock. THE BUZZ: Chernick and his wife, Joyce, keep a low profile but are active in several philanthropic initiatives. They focus their work on education-focused nonprofits, conservative causes and pro-Israel groups. Chernick’s Candle Foundation has contributed to medical and social efforts. He also founded NextGen Crowdfunding, a venture aimed at helping entrepreneurs identify new ways to raise capital via equity crowdfunding.