Howard Hughes died with hypodermic needles broken off in his arm. When Mary Kay Ash was in elementary school, she cared for her tubercular father while her mother worked fourteen hours a day in a cafe. H. Ross Perot staged the rescue of his EDS executives from jail in Iran when President Carter couldn't get his diplomats out of their own embassy. Michael Dell started his fortune while still in high school. What do they all have in common? They're all texans and worth billions! Texas has long been synonymous with legendary wealth acquired by inheritance, by luck, by intelligence, and sometimes by sheer hard-nosed determination. Author Mona D. Sizer offers a glimpse into some extraordinary lives and reveals not only how they made it, but also what they did with it.