HUGE EMPIRE: Dick Clark's legacy extends well beyond the persona of the laid-back host of "American Bandstand."
AMONG HIS BUSINESSES: He was the workaholic head of a publicly traded company, a restaurateur, a concert promoter and real estate investor. His fortune is estimated to have reached into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
PAVING THE WAY: Clark was one of the early pioneers of the idea that a public company can be formed around an entertainer's personal appeal. He is the model of entertainment entrepreneurship embodied today by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.