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27 Richest Property Tycoons In America: Real Estate Billionaires

Donald Bren

While Donald Trump may be the most famous and familiar face among real estate moguls, he is not the richest. Coming in as the richest of the real estate tycoons on the FORBES Billionaires list 2014 is the Chairman of the Irvine Company, Donald Bren, ranking No. 31 with a fortune estimated at $15.1 billion.

Now it makes him the wealthiest real estate developer in the United States. $15.1 billion. Donald Trump and Jerry Speyer once again came in neck and neck with a fortune estimated at $4 billion each.

Here are most elite group of the 27 richest property tycoons in America —- wealthiest Real Estate Billionaires:

Donald Bren

1. Donald Bren,  Chairman, Irvine Company also, the America’s richest real estate baron is $1 billion wealthier than a year ago.
Net Worth: $15.3 Billion

2. Stephen Ross, the chairman and majority owner of The Related Companies, a privately owned real estate firm in New York City.
Residence: New York, NY
Net Worth: $6 Billion

3. Richard LeFrak & family, are among the New York area’s biggest landlords and run LeFrak, family-run company based in New York.
Residence: New York, NY
Net Worth: $5.4 Billion

4. Leonard Stern,  Chairman and CEO, Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., a private family-owned and -operated company known for its vast real estate holdings in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.
Residence: New York, NY
Net Worth: $4.9 Billion

5. Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments
Residence: Chicago, IL
Net Worth: $4.8 Billion

6. John A. Sobrato & family, net worth: $4.6 Billion

7. Ted Lerner, net worth: $4.5 Billion

8. Jerry Speyer, net worth: $4 Billion

9. Donald Trump, net worth: $4 Billion

10. Edward Roski, Jr., net worth: $3.7 Billion

11. Sheldon Solow, net worth: $3.6 Billion

12. Igor Olenicoff, net worth: $3.3 Billion

13. Edward DeBartolo, Jr., net worth: $3.1 Billion

14. Jorge Perez, net worth: $3.1 Billion

15. Jeff Greene, net worth: $3 Billion

16. Jeff Sutton, net worth: $3 Billion

17. Alfred Taubman, net worth: $2.9 Billion

18. Neil Bluhm, net worth: $2.8 Billion

19. Donald Sterling, net worth: $2.8 Billion

20. Mortimer Zuckerman, net worth: $2.4 Billion

21. John Arrillaga, net worth: $2.3 Billion

22. Herbert Simon, net worth: $2.3 Billion

23. Ty Warner, net worth: $2.3 Billion

24. Richard Peery, net worth: $2.2 Billion

25. George Argyros & family, net worth: $2.1 Billion

26. Brad Kelley, net worth: $2.1 Billion

27. David Walentas, net worth: $1.7 Billion,

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Megan Batchelor
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