25. Florida : Micky Arison
The final years of Micky Arison’s tenure as CEO of cruise-liner Carnival Corporation were filled with public relations nightmares: the fatal crash of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy in January 2012 in which 32 people died, follow by the fire aboard the Carnival Triumph in February 2013 that left passengers stranded with limited water and bathroom access for five days on what is now colloquially referred to as “The Poop Cruise.”
Arison, whose father Ted (d.1999) cofounded Carnival in 1972, resigned as CEO after 34 years in June 2013; he remains chairman and holds a nearly 12% stake in the company. The University of Miami dropout owns basketball team Miami Heat, which lost the 2014 NBA championship to the San Antonio Spurs after winning it in 2012 and 2013. His sister Shari Arison is also a billionaire.