Top 10 Richest Real Estate Investors
Donald Bren tops America's real estate rich list. He became the wealthiest person in real estate thanks to his ownership of Irvine Company.
Donald Bren - $15.5 billion
He is an American citizen. Unlike the others on this rich list, though, his wealth comes entirely from investments outside the U.S. He founded Sunac China Holdings
Sun Hongbin -$9.2 billion
He is the founder and Chairman of The Related Companies as well as the owner of both the Miami Dolphins and Sunlife Stadium. Satrted affordable housing.
Stephen Ross -$7.6 billion
founded private equity firm Equity Group Investments in 1969, which invests in several industries, including real estate. leader in (REIT) sector.
Sam Zell -$4.8 billion
Started in his father's pet supply business in 1959 before venturing into the real estate market seven years later by purchasing a warehouse in New Jersey.
Leonard Stern -$4.5 billion
Started selling houses in California while he was still in college. Worked to develop industrial properties and founded his real estate company, Sobrato Organization, in 1979.
John A. Sobrato -$4.3 B
Sheldon Solow made a major real estate gamble in 1972 by betting his entire net worth on building 9 West 57th Street in New York City.
Sheldon Solow -$4.2 B
He is the Chairman of real estate developer Tishman Speyer. His company has developed over 152 million square feet of real estate.
Jerry Speyer -$4 Billion
Igor Olenicoff came to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union as a teenager. He lived out the American dream by building a real estate empire.
Igor Olenicoff - $3.9 Billion
He is the founder of Wharton Properties, which owns many prime retail locations in Manhattan. acquired more than 120 buildings (New York).
Jeff Sutton - $3.8 Billion