Jim Jannard (center)

Jim Jannard (center)

Founder, Red Digital Cinema Camera

WHY: Founded sunglasses empire Oakley in 1975, sold to Luxottica in 2007 for $2.1B. Launched Red Digital Cinema Camera in 2005. High-resolution camera used to film various movies, including “Avatar” and “The Hobbit.”

RECENT: Business Journal estimates wealth at $3.5B. Built the world’s first holographic smartphone, Hydrogen One.

QUOTABLE: Next version of Hydrogen “is being methodically designed and crafted to surprise and exceed expectations … again, just as you would expect from us,” Jannard wrote in summer blog post.

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