Occupation: Chairman, Rush Street Gaming
Until a Chicago casino bill gets passed, this gambling tycoon will have a lock on the local market with his Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the state’s highest-grossing casino and the closest blackjack table to the Loop (Bluhm owns other casinos in Pennsylvania and New York). Plus, talk about multitasking: This billionaire runs a venture capital firm and a real-estate management company, and he presides over the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He also writes some pretty hefty checks to Chicago institutions, including $15 million last December to Northwestern University School of Law, his alma mater.
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