2. Income & Salary
Ducote, born March 17, 1976, in New Orleans, also can boast of a successful career as a sports-car driver. Since graduating from the University of Miami in 1996, Ducote, the third of three children, has zoomed the corporate ladder thanks to astute real estate dealings and a vision that led to the creation of Merchant Services, which he founded in 2005 and has more than 500 employees. An offshoot of Merchant Services, Ducote started Starboard Funding in 2010.
Being successful with his business ventures has allowed Ducote to pursue his other passions. And none stands out like his love for fast cars. Ducote is co-owner of Merchant Services Racing and American Le Mans Seriesracing. Not only does he own a team, he gets behind the wheel and races in the American Le Mans Series, where he has claimed 14 podiums since 2007, according to his person website.