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What do the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the CEO of Starbucks, the Chairman of General Electric, and a Tea Party activist from Georgia have in common? They are all self-made millionaires (and, in some cases, billionaires) who took advantage of American capitalism to shape their empires. Read the stories behind the power. Tycoon: Rise to the Top features Mikhail Prokhorov, Howard Schultz, Jack Welch, and Herman Cain.
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As a leading industrialist in Russia's precious metals sector, Mikhail Prokhorov quickly rose to become the 7th richest man in the country. He ran against the mighty Vladimir Putin in the 2012 presidential elections, and purchased the NBA team the Nets, moving the former Garden Staters to Brooklyn this year. As the center of his fair share of controversies over the years, the Russian billionaire has become one of the most talked about figures in Europe and beyond.
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