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Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?

Angelo Mozilo, 74, former CEO, Countrywide Financial

Mozilo built Calabasas-based Countrywide Financial into one of the nation's largest mortgage lenders -- and one of the biggest originators of subprime loans. Soaring mortgage losses forced Countrywide into the arms of Bank of America in early 2008. Mozilo has said he has "no regrets about how Countrywide was run." He owns homes in Santa Barbara and La Quinta.Susan Walsh / Associated Press