Tom Fatjo, Jr.
In 1998, Tom Fatjo founded his fourth waste company, Waste Corp. of America, where he is currently Chairman and CEO. He started his first company, Browning Ferris Industries, in 1966, with one truck and $500 and turned it into the first publicly-traded garbage company. In 1990, he founded Republic Waste Services and in 1992 TransAmerican Waste Industries. During his career, he created 30,000 jobs and raised an excess of $500 million in capital. He also founded a fitness and preventative medicine facility in Houston.