Anthony Hsieh

FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE: LOANDEPOT

Founded, sold two mortgage cos. before 2008 … started LoanDepot 2010 … dodged real estate dive entirely … runs second-largest U.S. nonbank lender behind Quicken Loans … 2016: $1B revenue, 2K OC workers, 6K firmwide … pulled 2015 IPO that would’ve made him billionaire … begins day 4:45 a.m. … LinkedIn blogging … recent $80M tech upgrade … loves deep-sea fishing