HIGH STAKES WINNERS

MEET THE GET-INCREDIBLY-RICH-QUICK CROWD. THEIR CREATIVITY AND DRIVE REAP VAST REWARDS IN THE STOCK MARKET. OTHERWISE, THEY'RE JUST PLAIN FOLKS

ONE AFTER ANOTHER, THE INstant millionaires and even billionaires have been appearing, brought forth by the stock market's magic. Last Aug. 9, Netscape, a Mountain View, California, software company, sold stock to the public for the first time. By the end of the day, the shares owned by chairman James Clark were worth $566 million. Netscape's technical whiz, Marc Andreessen, who is 24 years old, was suddenly worth $58 million. In November the net worth of Pixar chairman Steve Jobs increased more than $1.1 billion in a single day when the company, responsible for the computer-animated hit movie Toy Story, sold...

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