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59. Richard M. Daley

Richard M. Daley

AGE: 69
OCCUPATION: Former mayor, City of Chicago

He may have left office, but Rich isn’t finished by a long shot. He practices law at Katten Muchin Rosenman, teaches at the University of Chicago, sits on the prestigious Coca-Cola board, and has potent political clout to uncoil.

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