Along with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, Steve Tisch has an Oscar, a Grammy, and Emmy, and a Super Bowl ring, thanks to his role as chairman of the New York Giants. He’s also got a private museum in a shed behind his Los Angeles mansion, filled with work from his massive collection, and curated by Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tisch repaid Govan the favor by hosting a LACMA fundraiser at his house last spring, and used the opportunity to show off the 4,500-square-foot space for the first time—“for the Jews here, tonight is the bris,” he told the New York Times. (And for the gentiles? During dinner, a muralist painted, on an 8-by-16-foot canvas, the attendees at the table as they ate: an L.A. billionaire version of The Last Supper.) And then the big reveal happened, with visitors taking in works like Ed Ruscha’s A Blvd. Called Sunset and Gerhard Richter’s Two Women at Table.

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Steve Tisch

Los Angeles

Source of wealth:
Film production (Escape Artists Productions) and professional football (New York Giants)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:

Fun fact:

His Academy Award is for being one of the producers of Best Picture–winning 1994 film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, who also won an Oscar for his role.