Entrepreneurs that Got Filthy Rich in 2011

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Brian Sharples, HomeAway

HomeAway’s IPO in June pegged the company’s value at around $2.15 billion. Sharples sold off about 200,000 shares in the Austin-based online operator of vacation rentals at $25 each, bringing home over $5 million. He still owns 1.15 million shares, putting his stake in the company at about $26 million.