Owner of Stark International
Family-controlled Stark Industries now a top defense firm thanks to invention of indestructible alloys, repulsor rays. Armored superhero “Iron Man” is personal bodyguard and corporate mascot. Boy genius went to M.I.T. at 15; inherited family business at age 21 after parents died in car crash due to faulty brakes. Bought brake firm, fixed flaw. Has world’s most advanced artificial heart, designed by self. Recovering alcoholic; incorrigible playboy. Prominent philanthropist; big donor to Republican Party. Member since 1963.