03/08/2012 12:22 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2012

Los Angeles Billionaires: Forbes Releases Their 2012 List (PHOTOS)

With the release of Forbes' annual billionaires list comes another round of Better Know A Billionaire -- LA edition.

Most of these men's fortunes are self-made, and one built a corporate empire with a modest loan from his in-laws. Some are high school and college dropouts, one started out in America as a janitor, and one of them is a diehard Lakers fan.

In total, their net worths clock in at a staggering $42.7 billion dollars, so start memorizing their names and faces for the next time your daughters are selling Girl Scout cookies.

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