Top 20 Real Estate celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Real Estate celebrities [Updated October 2, 2022].

1. Yang Huiyan

Yang Huiyan net worth 2020
Yang Huiyan was born on July 20, 1981 in Foshan, China, China.

Net Worth 2020: $24 Billion

Net Worth details: Yang Huiyan owns a 57 percent stake in the real estate developer Country Garden Holdings. The company was co-founded by Yang's father in 1992 and she owns her stake through three holding companies in the British Virgin Islands. Country Garden Holdings is located in Foshan, China and reported revenue of $18 billion in 2015.

2. Donald Bren

Donald Bren net worth 2020
Donald Bren was born on May 11, 1932 in Newport Beach, California, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $16.6 Billion

Net Worth details: Donald Bren made most of his money from Irvine Co., a real estate investment company which is the largest private landowner in the state of California. Irvine Co. owns 46.5 million feet of office property as well as 160 apartment complexes, not to mention retail centers, golf courses, hotel resorts, and marinas. About $6.3 billion of his net worth is from office properties and he owns about $2.1 billion worth of shopping centers and retail properties.

He was born Donald L. Bren on May 11, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Running Irvine for more than 45 years, Donald Bren has been deeply involved in California real estate as a master planner, master builder and long-term investor. Already holding a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics, he started his business career in 1958 when he founded the Bren Company that built homes in Orange County, California. It was in 1963 that Bren and two others set up the Mission Viejo Company (MVC) as they purchased 10,000 acres to plan and develop the city of Mission Viejo, California. Bren served as the President of MVC from 1963 to 1967. International Paper took over Bren Co. for $34 million in 1970, but then Bren re-acquired it for $22 million in 1972 following a recession. Bren further developed the company and in 1977 he joined a group of investors to purchase the 146-year-old Irvine Company. He was the largest shareholder of the resulting consortium, owning 34.3% of the company and as such he got the title of Vice-chair of the board. By 1983, he was the majority owner of the firm and was elected chairman of the board, while by 1996, he had bought out all remaining shares to become the sole owner. Under Donald Bren, the Irvine Company has built up a property portfolio that exceeds 100 million square feet and includes 480 office buildings, 41 retail centers, 125 apartment communities, three hotels, marinas, and golf clubs, primarily in Orange County, California, with additional investment properties expanding into Los Angeles, San Diego and Silicon Valley. As a community entrepreneur, Bren has also focused his charitable contributions on land preservation and conservation, as well as education and research.

3. Wang Jianlin

Wang Jianlin net worth 2020
Wang Jianlin was born on October 24, 1954 in Beijing, China, China.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Billion

Net Worth details: Wang owns a majority stake in Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties. He took the private company to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2016 and owns about 54 percent of the company along with his wife and son. He also owns 60 percent of Wanda Cinema Line and his film company Wanda Pictures purchased Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in 2016. Wang is an art collector who owns more than 1,000 paintings and other pieces valued at $1.6 billion.

4. Cheng Yu-tung

Cheng Yu-tung net worth 2020
Cheng Yu-tung was born on August 26, 1925 in Hong Kong.

Net Worth 2020: $14.5 Billion

5. Peter Woo

Peter Woo net worth 2020
Peter Woo was born on September 5, 1946 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Net Worth 2020: $13 Billion

Net Worth details: Peter Woo owns 61 percent of property developer Wheelock & Co. He also owns the largest malls in Hong Kong, Times Square and the Harbour City. Woo owns Hong Kong's cable television operator as well as valuable office complexes. Woo sold 3.4 million shares of Salvatore Ferragama in 2011 and still owns 6 percent of the shoemaker. He also holds stakes in Longfor Properties, Joyce Boutique, and Sun Hung Kai Properties among others.

6. Wu Yajun

Wu Yajun net worth 2020
Wu Yajun was born in Beijing, China, China.

Net Worth 2020: $9 Billion

7. Joseph Lau

Joseph Lau net worth 2020
Joseph Lau was born on July 21, 1951 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Net Worth 2020: $7.2 Billion

8. Walter Kwok

Walter Kwok net worth 2020
Walter Kwok was born on November 7, 1950 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Net Worth 2020: $7 Billion

9. Harry Triguboff

Harry Triguboff net worth 2020
Harry Triguboff was born on March 3, 1933 in Sydney, Australia, Australia.

Net Worth 2020: $6 Billion

10. Pan Sutong

Pan Sutong net worth 2020
Pan Sutong was born on November 7, 1963 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Net Worth 2020: $6 Billion

11. Sam Zell

Sam Zell net worth 2020
Sam Zell was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $6 Billion

12. Vivien Chen

Vivien Chen net worth 2020
Vivien Chen was born on September 13, 1972 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Net Worth 2020: $6 Billion

13. Edward Roski Jr.

Edward Roski Jr. net worth 2020
Edward Roski Jr. was born on November 7, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $5.8 Billion

14. Richard LeFrak

Richard LeFrak net worth 2020
Richard LeFrak was born on November 7, 1945 in New York, New York, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $5.8 Billion

15. Ted Lerner

Ted Lerner net worth 2020
Ted Lerner was born on October 15, 1925 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $5.5 Billion

16. Pham Nhat Vuong

Pham Nhat Vuong net worth 2020
Pham Nhat Vuong was born on August 5, 1968 in Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam.

Net Worth 2020: $5.4 billion

17. Olav Thon

Olav Thon net worth 2020
Olav Thon was born on June 29, 1923 in Norway.

Net Worth 2020: $5 Billion

18. Lin Rong San

Lin Rong San net worth 2020
Lin Rong San was born on May 27, 1939 in Taiwan.

Net Worth 2020: $4.4 Billion

19. Akira Mori

Akira Mori net worth 2020
Akira Mori was born on July 12, 1936 in Tokyo, Japan, Japan.

Net Worth 2020: $4.3 Billion

20. Ben Ashkenazy

Ben Ashkenazy net worth 2020
Ben Ashkenazy was born in New York, New York, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $4 Billion