Supplier of more than half of McDonald's french fries gets richer as we get
rounder. Eighth-grade dropout left home after quarrel with dad. Worked on farm
with spuds and hogs; branched into processing potatoes, other vegetables. Today
produces more than 2 billion pounds of french fries a year. Reinvested potato
proceeds into equities: owns big stakes in Micron Technology, Remington Oil.
Fittingly, he lives in Boise, Idaho. You go, John Richard Simplot.