Entrepreneurs that Got Filthy Rich in 2011

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John Vechey, PopCap Games

In July 2011, Electronic Arts, the leading publisher of video games, bought the company for $750 million in cash and stock. If PopCap hits certain earnings targets, its owners could reap an additional $550 million. Still, it’s not just about the money, says Vechey. "It's about the legacy of what you created," he says.