Warren Stephens has been Chairman, President and CEO of Stephens Inc. since 1987. The company was founded back in 1933 with $15,000 by his uncle W.R. Witt Stephens, who began underwriting and dealing muni bonds. Warren’s father Jackson joined in 1946. Warren grew up in the business, and in 2006 bought out his cousins’ stake. Since then, he has built the company’s asset management and insurance arms and added to private equity stakes like Stephens Media, which owns 30 newspapers including the Las Vegas Review-Journal.