Tycoon banked fortune as stock market trader
Chicago billionaire Tony Saliba made his fortune in market trading.
He is rumoured to have made over $1bn on the sale of his trading software platform and has multiple investments in the United States including in NFL (American football) and baseball.
Mr Saliba's family are also passionate about golf – and he was first introduced to traders when he used to caddy for them while at school.
He earned a degree in accounting from Indiana University in 1977 before starting his trading career at Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), trading equity options as an independent market maker. Today Mr Saliba is the CEO of technology trading company LiquidPoint and executive managing director of BNY ConvergEX Group.
He is also the founder of Saliba Portfolio Management, a portfolio management firm, founding member of Saliba Partners, an options trading firm on the floor of the CBOE and founder of International Trading Institute Ltd, a derivatives training institution.
Outside of business, Mr Saliba is the chairman of the advisory committee at the Reagan Legacy Foundation, a member of the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of The American Spectator Magazine.