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The Richest in Real Estate Top 100

#44 Dan Friedkin

The Basics

Location: Houston | Net Worth: $3.50 B

Location: Houston | Net Worth: $3.50 B

Dan Friedkin

Dan Friedkin owns Gulf States Toyota, which is the largest private business in Houston with $1B in sales. The company has exclusive rights to import and distribute Toyotas products in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.

Friedkin also invests in luxury hospitality, purchasing Aspen landmark Hotel Jerome for $70M last February. His family owns luxury travel and safari operators, and he’s a big wildlife conservationist. He also reportedly owns one of the most extensive vintage war plane collections, which includes gems like the pictured Corsair F4U-4 Navy plane.

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