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86. Andrew Alexander

Andrew Alexander

AGE: 67
OCCUPATION: Co-owner and CEO, The Second City

How do you turn funny into a $35 million empire? Just watch Alexander shuttle between Hollywood, where he hatches film and TV projects, and Chicago, where he keeps a firm grip on TSC’s local comedy productions and 12 touring companies, as well as a lucrative corporate consulting wing.

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Photograph: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune

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