The Numbers: George Steinbrenner led a group that purchased the Yankees from CBS for under $10 million in 1973. Larry Burns is a trustworthy, knowledgeable realtor who brings his passion for real estate to each meetings. How He Got Rich: DeWitt is a founder of the investment firm Reynolds, DeWitt & Co., which owns various properties such as the U.S. Family Business: His brother Charles founded Cablevision, which controls the Madison Square Garden company. "He sees we have a responsibility and opportunity to affect the way billions of people live their lives," says Jamie C. Hsu, who oversees global technology management at GM. Unlike his current personality, Young Charles was so happy he was nicknamed "Happy", until his grandfather, Colonel Wainwright Montgomery Burns, lured him away from his parents and raised him as his own son. Impressed, Burns created an early-detection system for problem parts based on the CDC model. © 2021 Forbes Media LLC. The Numbers: Guggenheim Baseball Management, a group let by Mark Walter (Magic Johnson is another notable member), purchased the Dodgers in 2012 for $2 billion—a record amount for a sports team. How He Got Rich: Crane founded Eagle Global Logistics, Inc., a worldwide transportation and supply management company, in 1984. Doctors are still unsure of the cause of his hearing loss. The Numbers: Larry Dolan bought the team for $323 million. But he goes on to say that Burns is the perfect guy for pushing radical technology--and has given him uncommon institutional support, by promoting him to vice president and putting him on GM's most senior management team in 1998, about the time fuel cells were starting to show promise. Engineers put the vehicle's guts in an 11-inch-thick platform that contains the fuel cells, electric motors, brakes, suspension and hydrogen storage. Other Investors: Techno-thriller novelist Tom Clancy was a member of that investment group and made $230 million from his original $43 million stake in the team. "It's like meditation," he says. He bought the then-financially struggling basketball team in 1985. Despite owning the team for 20 years until his death, Yamauchi never attended a single game. Invisible Owner: After the (suspected) ousting of team CEO Chuck Greenberg, the notoriously hard-to-find Davis talked to reporters to answer questions. Larry has 1 job listed on their profile. The Numbers: The Ricketts family bought the Cubs for $700 million. He's rich, I tell you. He did receive $150 for a few acts, but the money dried up in Washington; he pawned his watch and chain for $35 and had to borrow money to buy it back. "If we were inventing the automobile today, what would we come up with?". Some people are extremely doubtful of Burns' futuristic concept. He represented the state of Maryland in their suit against Philip Morris and his firm also took on the manufacturers of the diet drug Fen-Phen. The Numbers: In 2002, Wilpon and his family became the majority owners of the Mets for a total sum of $391 million. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is mourning the loss of Retired Captain Larry Burns (P#3170). Larry Alan Burns (born 1954), U.S. federal judge; Larry Burns (General Motors) (21st century), American executive for General Motors Larry Burns (The Simpsons), fictional characterLarry Burns (actor) (1911–1983), Northern Irish actor, appeared in Count Five and Die Larry Burns (ice hockey), Canadian hockey player, played in 1960 Memorial Cup A gas engine's efficiency is only 30%. How He Got Rich: Johnson was the Chairman of Franklin Resources, which controls mutual fund purveyor Franklin Templeton. What makes Burns' pursuit different from those at other companies? A massive franchise followed, and Illitch is worth an estimate $2.7 billion today. The Apollo space program relied on hydrogen fuel cells, which work by stripping electrons from hydrogen atoms. Designers don't have to sculpt around bulky engines and steering columns; once the power plant is electric, the mechanical linkages that clutter today's cars can be replaced with electrical and electronic ones, similar to the controls on an airplane. They'd lived through more than one "revolutionary" power train--Wankel engines, gas-turbine engines, batteries. You might have a minivan body for Saturday afternoon and a sports car body for Saturday night. The team is now valued at $825 million. How He Got Rich: In the '70s, Kendrick merged his data technology firm with another to create Datatel, Inc. How He Got Rich: Hal was given control of the Yankees in 2007 by his father, George, as his health began to wane. Promise? If he got divorced, TV Larry got divorced. ", Six mornings a week, no matter what the season or which country he is in, Burns unhooks his cochlear implant, leaving him deaf, and goes for a three- or four-mile run. That entity, which is now run by Larry's nephew James, owns the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. "No one should believe them anymore. Beyond the technical hurdles that must be cleared before fuel cells can be commercialized, can he force change on the biggest company in the world's biggest, stodgiest industry? Howard Lincoln became the CEO of the Mariners after the death of majority shareholder and former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi. "This is a real business opportunity," Burns says. The Numbers: David Montgomery is managing partner of the group that bought the Phillies from the Carpenter family for $30 million in 1981. Baseball? Other Ventures: Reinsdorf also owns the Chicago Bulls. Mr. Burns: Something is not right about Larry's upbringing.Send for the boys of Yale at once! He claimed to have been arrested and sent to prison after he was accused of dousing the beds of his family in gasoline and setting fire to them as they slept, and that he was released due to terminal brain cancer. Well, between season 5 and season 6, real-life Larry did get a divorce from his wife, and so, midway through season 6, TV Larry broke up with Cheryl. If they play out the way he intends, they could help GM slash manufacturing costs. When looking for land in Weekapaug he was readily able to guide us on comps, respond quickly to our emails with thorough answers, and use his superb attention to detail to close the deal for us. Burns' response: money. Other Ventures: Henry is also the principal owner of the Boston Globe and Liverpool FC, and is a part-owner of NASCAR's Roush Fenway Racing team. After a close brush with death, Mr. Burns realizes that he doesn't have an heir (apparently he forgot about Larry) and decides that it's time to create a nuclear family of his own. He appeared in Helsinki 40 years ago as my sisters loved one. After his death in 2009, his son Jim inherited the team, which is now worth an estimated $605 million. Collector: Kendrick owns the most expensive baseball card in history, the T206 Honus Wagner. They were awarded the franchise in bankruptcy court. But that's where Larry D. Burns, the 51-year-old vice president for planning and R&D for General Motors, recently briefed 50 retired GM executives on future products. Larry Linville claimed that playing Frank Burns was the toughest role on 'M*A*S*H' because he had to constantly struggle to make such a nitwit of a character seem real and human. As the primary antagonist, Mr. Burns spends his time in his office at the nuclear plant, monitoring his workers via closed-circuit cameras planted throughout the plant. Pioneer: Moreno is the first ever Mexican American owner of a major U.S. sports team. I graduated from Connecticut College in 1992. Low-Visibility Owner: Johnson watched the Giants' 2010 World Series victory at home on TV and he sent his daughter to represent him during the parade. You may opt-out by. They Don't Quite Agree With Those Numbers Above: Dick Monfort thinks the club is worth a little more than Forbes' estimate. Larry Burns may refer to: . I'm here to see Mr. Burns. The majority owner is John J. Fisher, who staked most of the money. Burns is facing charges of first-degree murder and will make his first appearance in Linn County Court on December 20, police said. Several companies have drivable fuel cell cars, but mass production is far off. Kendrick was a founding part-owner of the franchise in 1995 and became Managing General Partner in 2004. The company specializes in information processing and software products for higher education. *How NFL Owners Made Their Money. Nice Painting, Can it Play Third? Charles Montgomery Burns was born on September 15, 1886 to Clifford and Dephane Burns. How He Got Rich: Lincoln started his career with Nintendo as a lawyer before eventually working his way up to Chairman in 1994. This time, he offered $1,000 to anyone who could perform as well as Vivalla. As Yahoo! : When he bought the Mariners, Yamauchi admitted that he had never been to a baseball game in his entire life. Serial Investor: Before buying the Cardinals, DeWitt was a member of groups that invested in the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. As of 2006, he had a 0.8 handicap. The Numbers: Robert Nutting purchased the team for $92 million. The Numbers: Forbes estimates the Diamondbacks are worth $447 million. The Numbers: Fowler was a member of the minority ownership group of the Padres and organized a new group that bought full ownership of the team in 2012 for $800 million (as much as $200 million of the sale included the rights to Fox Sports San Diego). Toyota last month announced it would lease two fuel cell vehicles, but at the daunting price of $10,000 per month, per vehicle. Burns' response: money. Designers then came up with a spacious, wide-open cabin that looks out through a giant floor-to-roof windshield. Air Pirate: Nutting is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor. notes, that's over $6 million less than the Marlins' payroll at the time. : In 2013, Loria sold one Alberto Giacometti painting for $32.6 million. The idea is to be able to download different driving characteristics into the software that runs the motors and the suspensions, making the ride edgy and quick, or boatlike and soft. They loved hearing about the tank-size sport utility vehicles for Cadillac and Hummer, and the V-8 sports car for Cadillac. His companies now manage hotel properties around the world. "He puts that burden on himself, and that drives him. In 1999 I began writing for the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH. He is now worth an estimated $1.15 billion. That buys a lot of U.S. Navy baseball hats. Unforgettable days , two weeks , when our family got to meet this funny , gentle ,curly-haired guy who made us laugh and introduced one-liners like” empty as the Järnefelt’s refrigerator” He was my brother -in- law, a dear friend, father of my dearest Sessie and Rudi. Image courtesy of TonytheTiger, used under Creative Commons license. When a car is sitting in the garage, its fuel cells could supply the power needed to run a house--maybe even sell electricity back to the grid. He passed away Thursday morning from a medical episode at his home. Number Cruncher: When his father bought the Twins, Jim Pohlad worked as an analyst and made payroll projections for the team. GM Chief Richard Wagoner, for one, has heard Burns' jokes once too often. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Larry… This is Burns' dilemma. He made a lot of money by being brave enough to start a company in a new and untested area of the market and then working really hard for many years. We were scared to death.”. How He Got Rich: In the 1970s, Wilpon and his brother started Sterling Equities, a real estate development company. I never seen a place with a walk-in mailbox. For 94 years GM has built internal combustion engines; the fates of GM's 350,000 worldwide employees and 460,000 retirees in the U.S. are still largely welded to that engine. The Numbers: Castellini led a group that purchased the team for $270 million from dairy billionaire Carl Lindner, Jr. in 2006. I'm a reporter at the Associated Press in New York, where I cover energy. How He Got Rich: Montgomery's wealth comes from within the franchise—he was the team's director of sales and marketing before becoming its business director shortly before the purchase. I hate to break it to you, Larry, but if Mr. Burns wants to see a stranger he will observe him through a telescope. After Madoff's infamous Ponzi scheme fell apart, victims sued Wilpon and other Mets owners for knowingly supporting the fraud. The Numbers: The Lerner Family bought the Nationals from MLB for $450 million. The Numbers: Attanasio led a group that purchased the Brewers from the Selig family for $223 million. For a year he relied on a stenographer. Here are 30 surprising facts you may not know about Larry Ellison: Ellison is currently the 5th richest person on the planet, with a net worth of $54.3 billion (at time of writing). How He Got Rich: Tom Ricketts is a director of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (his father founded Ameritrade in 1983). Larry was one of the Murder House's previous owners, having lived there with his wife, Lorraine, and their two young daughters in the early 1990s. When they are done working, the particles reunite with the hydrogen ions and with oxygen in the air to emit water. The Numbers: Ilitch bought the Tigers in 1992 for $82 million. Moreno sold Outdoor Systems in 2008 for a reported $8 billion. ABC's Shark Tank scratches that itch everybody has, the fantasy of coming up with that one, brilliant idea that would take you from eating Top Ramen to lounging on a mega yacht. The team is now worth $1.3 billion. (100hp is 75 kilowatts.) Perhaps that's how he contains and siphons off the combustible mix of conflicting challenges he faces every day. How He Got Rich: Dolan was a successful lawyer and is a managing partner of a large Ohio-based firm. In order to get to commercially viable fuel cells, the cost per kilowatt of power must come down by a factor of ten, to about $50, Burns estimates. The Numbers: DeWitt and his partners purchased the Cardinals from Anheuser-Busch for $150 million. sold his meat processing and distributing company. ", How He Got Rich: Sternberg started investing in the stock market and worked in the industry until 2002, when he retired from Goldman Sachs as a partner. How He Got Rich: Angelos is a successful personal injury attorney. What has emerged--vehicles called Autonomy and Hy-wire--are not simply new engines inside the same old car. He is worth an estimated $2.8 billion. John W. Henry, the owner of the Marlins at the time, then sold the Florida team to Loria for $158.5 million, making it possible for Henry to buy the Red Sox. The team is now worth an estimated $695 million. The Numbers: After he sold the Florida Marlins, John W. Henry and his partner Tom Werner paid $380 million for the Red Sox in 2002. As for how Larry makes his millions, the single father is adamant that he and Dannielynn “receive no … After leaving the department store, he opened his own gallery and became a successful art dealer. How He Got Rich: After studying art in college, Loria became head of the Vincent Price Collection of artwork at Sears (yes, this was a thing). Other Ventures: Fowler used to own the San Diego Shockers, an indoor soccer team that dissolved in 1996. The Numbers: The Monfort brothers bought a controlling interest in the expansion team in 1992, paying $92 million. How He Got Rich: Malone started in telecomunications at AT&T and served as the President and CEO of TCI before becoming the Chairman of Liberty Media Group. This guy's got more bread than a prison meatloaf. The Numbers: Crane paid $465 million for the Astros in 2011. Wrigley Connection: After college, Ricketts lived with his brother in an apartment across the street from Wrigley Field. Burns' fuel cell group lets his people break free. Every day, on some level, he is selling mind-bending change to the organization and the industry. According to Forbes, he is "winding down" the "struggling" firm. The stuffy second-floor hall of a private golf club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. is hardly a venue for provocative ideas. They agreed on a settlement of $162 million, as well as the acknowledgment that Wilpon and the Mets' ownership had no clue about the scheme. THE FORMER boss of General Motors Research & Development leans back in his chair and says 130 years of history won’t mean much as the foundations of the automobile business come tumbling down. Company Ownership: The Blue Jays are one of three Major League Baseball teams to be owned by a company (The Braves and Seattle Mariners are the other two). How He Got Rich: From 1988 to 2000, Glass served as CEO of Wal-Mart. I left Forbes in September, 2010 after a great 10-year run. Just an old trick for a 33-year GM veteran. How He Got Rich: Ray Davis's estimated net worth is around $1.9 billion. Estimated at $66 billion in 2020, Page's fortune was forged through tenacity, invention, and using his talents to benefit others. After a series of miscues (some accuse these of being deliberate), Loria couldn't secure English-language television rights and demanded tax funds for a new stadium (the request was denied). Scratch Golfer: Golf Digest ranks Crane as the world's best CEO golfer. His net worth is estimated to be around $4 billion. Although he was seemingly born poor, he was raised in luxury by his grandfather (he later reveals to Bart that he grew up in a wealthy family), who molded him into the heartless man that he is today. Heckling the Team He'd One Day Run: As a teenager, Montgomery would attend Phillies games with friend (and future Pennsylvania Governor) Ed Rendell. Burns also knows something about the harsh necessities of adapting to change. He paid $2.8 million for the card—dubbed the "Gretzky T206 Honus Wagner" because Wayne Gretzky was one of its previous owners—in 2007. I started my journalism career as a news clerk at the New York Times. The Numbers: Loria had become majority owner of the Montreal Expos in 1999. They are now worth $2.5 billion, making them the most valuable team in baseball and the fourth most valuable franchise in all of sports. Madoff Money: Wilpon invested heavily with Bernie Madoff. The Numbers: Gaming giant Nintendo bought the Mariners in 1992 in a deal worth $100 million. Those electrons turn electric motors and power the headlights, radio and heater. Larry Kudlow's predictions, which will soon carry new weight as the president’s top economic adviser, have not always been on the mark. Interestingly, Larry's base salary is just $1 per year, so the $96 million comes from option grants and other perks. Then he mentioned cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells that emit only water. According to the New York Times, "he cashed out...for a reported $400 million.". In an email to the Denver Post, he wrote, "The Astros sold for $600 million, as did the Padres, so I would guess that is the realm of our value. "I was exhausted by the end of the day just trying to communicate," he recalls. As the guy in charge of planning for General Motors, Burns is forced to make the business case for fuel cells. Davis quickly reminded them not to get used to it: "Neither Bob [Simpson] or I expect ever to do another press conference.". The family's money originally came from the Kinsman Marine Transit Company, a shipping business purchased by George's great-grandfather in 1901. "Sick, we call them," he says. America's Top Givers: The 25 Most Philanthropic Billionaires, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Biden Press Secretary Psaki Promises ‘Transparency,’ ‘Truth’ During First Briefing, A Look Back At Melania Trump’s Most Memorable Fashion Moments. After an engineering degree from General Motors Institute, Burns spread his wings in the mid-1970s and set out for Berkeley, Calif. in a customized van, backpacking, skiing and getting a Ph.D. in civil engineering. $6 million less than the Marlins' payroll at the time. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Other Holdings: Liberty Media either owns or holds large shares of QVC, Expedia, Sirius XM Radio, and Barnes & Noble. It's the auto company that cried wolf." "I know fuel cells are a disruptive technology," Burns says. How They Got Rich: Their father sold his meat processing and distributing company for $365.5 million to ConAgra Foods in 1987. "But we have to attack ourselves.". Forbes is close.". His approach is to rethink the whole automobile around the fuel cell. View Larry Burns’ profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Although some ended up in a loss, he was ultimately able to triple his money, with a net profit of $23,394 by the end of the season. The chassis, which GM calls the "skateboard," is supposed to last for decades, and it can put on different bodies like they were clothes. Both brothers work as executives there. All images courtesy of Getty Images unless otherwise stated. How He Got Rich: Lerner, a real estate mogul, began by building shopping centers in rural Maryland. Second Baseman: He played minor league ball for four years before injuring his knee. How He Got Rich: Reinsdorf started his career as a tax attorney. - Yeah Hi, my name is Larry. As the guy in charge of planning for General Motors, Burns is forced to make the business case for fuel cells. Sadly, he passed away in 2000, only 60 years old at the time. Dr Lawrence E. Burns, Larry to his mates, struggles to hear without his Australian-invented Cochlear implants, but when it comes to the future of the car, he has perfect vision. One time, after ribbing Phillies reliever Turk Farrell, Rendell recalls, “[Farrell] got so mad he looked like he was going to throw a ball at us, and Turk could really hum the ball. The Numbers: Sternberg is the Rays' principal owner—he bought a controlling interest in the team for $200 million. How He Got Rich: Pizza pizza. Two admissions officers from Yale are by his desk) Mr. Burns: Well, did you meet Larry? He went on to specialize in real estate tax shelters and investments in properties that were under construction. Nine years ago he woke up in the middle of the night, nauseated, dizzy--and completely deaf. “He called us, and he apologized, and he did the right thing by us,” said Larry Robertson, the Queens group’s president. The Numbers: Carl Pohlad purchased the Twins in 1984 for $44 million. 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