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BISNOW PRESENTS THE 2017

RICHEST IN REAL ESTATE

No other industry carries as much influence on our lives: where we work, how we eat and shop, the way we experience sports and entertainment — and how that all relates to wherever we call home. Commercial real estate is at the core of our daily lives. That’s why it would be an injustice to only gauge this industry in concrete, steel, dollars and square feet. This is an industry full of innovators solving complex problems for the masses — a collective that goes far beyond the honorees below. Lists are inherently imperfect, which is why I am billing ours as the (almost) definitive list of power, money and innovation in the industry. But it is categorical in one respect: these men and women have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our cities, businesses and lifestyles. We live in their world.
Mark F. Bonner, Editor-in-Chief
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Amancio Ortega
$82.5B
Amancio Ortega
La Coruña, Spain | Zara Co-Founder +
Warren Buffett
$76.8B
Warren Buffett
Omaha, Nebraska | Berkshire Hathaway Owner +
Carlos Slim Helu
$69.7B
Carlos Slim Helu
Mexico City, Mexico | Grupo Carso Co-Founder +
Bernard Arnault
$58.4B
Bernard Arnault
Paris, France | LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton CEO +
Beate Heister, Karl Albrecht Jr. & Theo Albrecht Jr.
$51.5B
Beate Heister, Karl Albrecht Jr. & Theo Albrecht Jr.
Germany | Aldi/Trader Joe's Owners +
Jack Ma
$38.8B
Jack Ma
Hangzhou, China | Alibaba Founder and Executive Chairman +
Sheldon Adelson
$35.6B
Sheldon Adelson
Las Vegas, Nevada | Las Vegas Sands Founder, Chairman and CEO +
Li Ka-shing
$34.3B
Li Ka-shing
Hong Kong, China | CK Property Holdings Chairman +
Wang Jianlin
$30.5B
Wang Jianlin
Beijing, China | Dalian Wanda Founder +
Lee Shau Kee
$29.6B
Lee Shau Kee
Hong Kong, China | Henderson Land Development and Sun Hung Ka Co-Founder +
The Thomson Family
$27.6B
The Thomson Family
Winnepeg and Toronto, Canada | Thomson Reuters and Osmington Inc. Owners +
Yang Huiyan
$22.2B
Yang Huiyan
Foshan, China | Country Garden Holdings Majority Owner +
Paul Allen
$20.7B
Paul Allen
Seattle, Washington | Vulcan Inc. and Microsoft Founder +
Stefan Persson
$19.9B
Stefan Persson
Stockholm, Sweden | H&M Chairman +
Thomas & Raymond Kwok
$18.2B
Thomas & Raymond Kwok
Hong Kong, China | Sun Hung Kai Properties Co-Chairmen +
Simon & David Reuben
$18B
Simon & David Reuben
London, England | Reuben Brothers Owners +
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
$17.8B
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
Bangkok, Thailand | TCC Assets CEO +
The Goldman Family
$13.7B
The Goldman Family
New York, New York | Solil Management Owners +
The Bass Brothers
$13.4B
The Bass Brothers
Fort Worth, Texas | Various Ownership/Leadership Roles +
Robert Kuok
$13.1B
Robert Kuok
Hong Kong, China | Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Co-Founder +
The Walton Family
$130B
The Walton Family
Arkansas/Scattered | Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Owners +
Philip Anschutz
$12.6B
Philip Anschutz
Denver, Colorado | AEG CEO +
Stephen Schwarzman
$12.4B
Stephen Schwarzman
New York, New York | Blackstone Group CEO +
Peter Woo
$12.3B
Peter Woo
Hong Kong, China | Wheelock & Co. Former Chairman +
Charles Butt
$10.7B
Charles Butt
San Antonio, Texas | H-E-B Chairman and CEO +
Galen Weston
$10.4B
Galen Weston
Toronto, Canada | Loblaw Cos. CEO +
Harry Triguboff
$10.2B
Harry Triguboff
Sydney, Australia | Meriton Apartments Owner +
Tony Malkin
$10B
Tony Malkin
New York, New York | Empire State Realty Trust Chairman and CEO +
Michael Otto
$9.6B
Michael Otto
Hamburg, Germany | Otto Group Chairman +
Donald Trump
$3.5B
Donald Trump
New York, New York | President of the United States +
Eyal Ofer
$9.4B
Eyal Ofer
Monte Carlo, Monaco | Ofer Global Chairman +
Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
$8.3B
Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | MBI International Holding Group Founder +
John Malone
$8.1B
John Malone
Parker, Colorado | Liberty Media Principal Owner and Chairman +
Stan Kroenke
$7.5B
Stan Kroenke
Los Angeles, California | Kroenke Group and THF Realty Founder +
Stephen Ross
$7.4B
Stephen Ross
New York, New York | Related Cos. Chairman +
Charles Cadogan, The 8th Earl of Cadogan
$7.3B
Charles Cadogan, The 8th Earl of Cadogan
London, England | Cadogan Estates Life President +
Dick and Bill Marriott
$6.9B
Dick and Bill Marriott
Potomac, Maryland | Marriott International/Host Hotels Chairmen +
J.B. & Tony Pritzker
$6.9B
J.B. & Tony Pritzker
Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles, California  | The Pritzker Group Co-Heads +
John Sobrato
$6.6B
John Sobrato
Atherton, California | Sobrato Development Founder +
Tom & Judy Love
$6.4B
Tom & Judy Love
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Love's Travel Stops Founders +
Richard LeFrak
$6.3B
Richard LeFrak
New York, New York | LeFrak Organization Chairman/CEO +
Leon Black
$6.3B
Leon Black
New York, New York | Apollo Global Management Co-Founder +
Jim Pattison
$6.3B
Jim Pattison
Vancouver, Canada | Jim Pattison Group Founder +
Anne Cox Chambers
$17B
Anne Cox Chambers
Atlanta, Georgia | Cox Enterprises Owner +
Sergey Brin
$43.1B
Sergey Brin
Los Altos, California | Google, Alphabet Co-Founder, Owner +
The Barclay Brothers
$6.2B
The Barclay Brothers
London, England/Guernsey | Shop Direct Group Owners +
Ted Lerner
$5.9B
Ted Lerner
Chevy Chase, Maryland | Lerner Cos. Founder +
Edward Roski Jr.
$5.6B
Edward Roski Jr.
Los Angeles, California | Majestic Realty President/Chair +
Jerry Jones
$5.6B
Jerry Jones
Dallas, Texas | Dallas Cowboys Owner +
Frank Lowy
$5.4B
Frank Lowy
Sydney, Australia | Westfield Corp. Founder +
Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk & Brian Chesky
$3.8B
Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk & Brian Chesky
San Francisco, California | Airbnb Co-Founders +
Robert Rowling
$5.3B
Robert Rowling
Dallas, Texas | Omni Hotels/Gold's Gym/TRT Holdings Owner +
Robert Kraft
$5.2B
Robert Kraft
Brookline, Massachusetts  | Kraft Group CEO +
The Durst Family
$5.2B
The Durst Family
New York, New York | Durst Organization Owners +
The Rudin Family
$5.1B
The Rudin Family
New York, New York | Rudin Management Owners +
Sam Zell
$5B
Sam Zell
Chicago, Illinois | Equity Group Investments Founder +
Ray Hunt
$4.9B
Ray Hunt
Dallas, Texas | Hunt Consolidated and Woodbine Development Founder +
Tamara Gustavson
$4.9B
Tamara Gustavson
Los Angeles, California | Public Storage Trustee/PS Canada Owner +
Diane Hendricks
$4.8B
Diane Hendricks
Beloit, Wisconsin | ABC Supply Co. Co-Founder +
Bruce Halle
$4.7B
Bruce Halle
Phoenix, Arizona | Discount Tire and Halle Properties Founder +
Sheldon Solow
$4.7B
Sheldon Solow
New York, New York | Solow Residential Founder +
Lu Zhiqiang
$4.6B
Lu Zhiqiang
Beijing, China | Oceanwide Holdings Founder +
Jim Davis
$4.6B
Jim Davis
Boston, Massachusetts | New Balance CEO +
Hugh Grosvenor, The 7th Duke of Westminster
$12.2B
Hugh Grosvenor, The 7th Duke of Westminster
Cheshire, England | Grosvenor Family Estate Owner +
The Glazer Family
$4.5B
The Glazer Family
Miami, Florida | First Allied Corp. Owners +
Leonard Stern
$4.5B
Leonard Stern
New York, New York | Hartz Group Chairman and CEO +
Kelcy Warren
$4.3B
Kelcy Warren
Dallas, Texas | Energy Transfer Chairman +
Igor Olenicoff
$4.2B
Igor Olenicoff
Miami, Florida | Olen Properties Founder +
Rick Caruso
$3.9B
Rick Caruso
Los Angeles, California | Caruso CEO +
Jerry Speyer & Katherine Farley
$3.9B
Jerry Speyer & Katherine Farley
New York, New York | Tishman Speyer Co-Founder and Former Senior Managing Director +
The Pohlad Family
$3.8B
The Pohlad Family
Minneapolis, Minnesota | Katz Group RE and Pohlad Cos. Owners +
Jeff Sutton
$3.6B
Jeff Sutton
New York, New York | Wharton Properties Founder +
Jeff Greene
$3.6B
Jeff Greene
Palm Beach, Florida | Real Estate Entrepreneur/Green Institute Founder +
Sir James Dyson
$4.5B
Sir James Dyson
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom | Rainbow Ltd./Dyson Vacuums Owner +
Bernard Saul II
$3.5B
Bernard Saul II
Washington, D.C. | BF Saul Cos./SB-Urban Founder +
The Azrieli Family
$3.5B
The Azrieli Family
Montreal, Canada | Azrieli Group, Canpro Investments Owners +
Mark Cuban
$3.3B
Mark Cuban
Dallas, Texas | Dallas Mavericks/Landmark Theatres Co-Owner +
John Catsimatidis
$3.3B
John Catsimatidis
New York, New York | Red Apple Group Founder +
Neil Bluhm
$3.3B
Neil Bluhm
Chicago, Illinois | Walton Street Capital Founder +
The Karfunkel Family
$3.2B
The Karfunkel Family
New York, New York | AmTrust Financial Owners +
Dan Friedkin
$3.2B
Dan Friedkin
Houston, Texas | Gulf Coast Toyota/Auburge Resorts Founder +
Milstein Family
$3.1B
Milstein Family
New York, New York | Milstein Properties/Ogden CAP Properties Owners +
Steve Wynn
$3.1B
Steve Wynn
Las Vegas, Nevada | Wynn Resorts CEO +
Charles Cohen
$3.1B
Charles Cohen
New York, New York | Cohen Brothers Realty CEO +
Tilman Fertitta
$3B
Tilman Fertitta
Houston, Texas | Landry's Founder +
Daryl Katz
$3B
Daryl Katz
Edmonton, Canada | Katz Group of Cos. Founder +
Howard Schultz
$2.9B
Howard Schultz
Seattle, Washington | Starbucks Executive Chairman +
Hui Ka Yan
$37.5B
Hui Ka Yan
Guangzhou, China | Evergrande Group Chairman +
Donald Sterling
$3.5B
Donald Sterling
Los Angeles, California | Real Estate Investor/LA Clippers Former Owner +
Bob Gaglardi
$2.9B
Bob Gaglardi
Vancouver, Canada | Northland Properties Founder +
Riley Bechtel & Stephen Bechtel Jr.
$2.9B
Riley Bechtel & Stephen Bechtel Jr.
San Francisco, California | Bechtel Group Former Chairmen +
Jorge Perez
$2.8B
Jorge Perez
Miami, Florida | Related Group CEO +
Jay Paul
$2.8B
Jay Paul
San Francisco, California | Jay Paul Co. Owner +
Daniel D'aniello, David Rubenstein & William Conway Jr.
$2.8B
Daniel D'aniello, David Rubenstein & William Conway Jr.
Washington, D.C. | Carlyle Group Co-Founders +
Joseph Lau
$15.2B
Joseph Lau
Hong Kong, China | Chinese Estate Holdings Majority Owner +
Mort Zuckerman
$2.7B
Mort Zuckerman
New York, New York | Boston Properties CEO +
Wayne Hughes Sr.
$2.7B
Wayne Hughes Sr.
Lexington, Kentucky | Public Storage and American Homes 4 Rent Co-Founder +
Edward DeBartolo Jr.
$2.7B
Edward DeBartolo Jr.
Tampa, Florida | DeBartolo Holdings Founder and CEO +
Dick Peery & John Arrillaga
$2.5B
Dick Peery & John Arrillaga
San Francisco, California | Peery Arrillaga Co-Founders +
The Kushner Family
$1.8B
The Kushner Family
New York, New York | Kushner Cos. Owner +