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  1. Barry Hearn (2169107)

    The Man Who Sees Ping-Pong’s Untapped Potential

    He always dreamed of the house on the hill. Barry Hearn, 66, developed a thirst for entrepreneurship at a young age, washing windows and cars in his scruffy neighborhood just outside London. Now he’s ”Snooker’s Mr. Big,” having turned niche British pastimes like snooker, fishing and darts into major television events. Next he’s setting his sights on table tennis and hopes one day to get the world’s best putters playing miniature golf. Watching Tiger swing at windmills would be “fantastic,” says Hearn, who now owns many hills, as well as homes.

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