The billionaire Steven Rales built his fortune mostly through industrial enterprises, alongside his brother, Mitchell, and both have been known to be notoriously shy of the press. He also owns a production company, Indian Paintbrush, that has helped support numerous movies by Wes Anderson, among them The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and Isle of Dogs (2018). His interests in collecting include Impressionism and 20th-century art. He was one of the major donors to the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, of which he is an alumnus.

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Steven Rales

Washington, D.C.

Source of wealth:
Tool industry

Collecting area:
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

Danaher, the company Rales co-founded with his brother—and fellow "Top 200" collector, Mitchell—is named after a river in Montana where the two have had good luck fishing, according to the Washington Post.