David Geffen


With a net worth of $7 billion, David Geffen has come a long way since faking a UCLA diploma to get a job at the William Morris Agency. He quickly rose in the ranks, started Geffen Records, Asylum Records, and helped found Dreamworks studio with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. His philanthropic efforts have been huge, in fact he pledged in 2004 to give away any money he made from then on to charity. Geffen is openly gay, and in 2007 was listed number one in Out magazine’s “Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.”