2012 net worth: $2.6 billion
2011 net worth: $2.5 billion
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte became the first fire-breather in space when he blasted into orbit in 2009, following six months of training in Russia. Back on Earth, Cirque's revenues have crossed the $1 billion threshold on the strength of shows throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa, including the popular Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour.
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