Ernst & Young has awarded James E. Stowers, Jr. as the nation's top financial services entrepreneur, the Kansas City Star reports. Stowers is the founder of American Century Investments and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Stowers was competing against Layne Sapp, founder and CEO of online mortgage Mila Inc., and Robert L. Riter, chairman of Chicago's American Chartered Bank.

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