#14 Raphael Ghermezian Triple 5, Owner
He refuses to be photographed — by anyone. But his efforts are coming into focus. “The American Dream project is so massive, so focused, so political that it has to be on the list,” said one source. And that was before Triple Five landed nearly $400 million in subsidies from the EDA, not to mention the $748 million in public bonds it has secured to help finance the project.
Last Year's Rank: 15