Mike was born on August 29, 1958, in the hard-scrabble industrial city of Gary, Indiana. He was the eighth of 10 children born to Joe, a steel-mill worker, and Katharine, a homemaker and devout Jehovah’s Witness. 50 years later, when he died, his fortune was estimated to be between $4 billion and $8 billion. Talk about a come-up.
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