Age: 43
Hometown: Binghamton, N.Y.; raised by a single mother, who was a dental hygienist

• Ran a chain of Laundromats and tax preparation outlets; president of private equity firm Convex Group

• Founded the short-lived Brash Entertainment to create films based on videogames

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• Started Legendary in 2005, with roughly $600 million; became majority shareholder in 2009, when he bought out original investors

Other holdings: A small stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers football team; real estate

Board posts: American Film Institute, Pittsburgh Steelers, National Baseball Hall of Fame, San Diego Zoo

Family: Married with twin boys. Lives in Calabasas, Calif; building a 30-acre estate in Westlake Village

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