Outside of transitional wealth, the generation to generation wealth, the real sweet spot for advisors is the entrepreneur. But who are the wealthiest and how did they make their money?
Wealth-X, a firm that researches ultra-high-net-worth individuals, compiled a list of the richest self-made entrepreneurs in America. The 10 names on their list are worth $407.4 billion combined, 20 percent of total UHNW wealth, and have a market capitalization of $1.7 trillion.
Our list here looks at the top five. Others in the top 10 included Google's Larry Page, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon co-founders Jeff Bezos and Sergey Brin, and Icahn Enterprises' Carl Icahn.