Real Estate Entrepreneurs

Real estate entrepreneurs invest in real estate and sell the properties for profit on a later date. Real estate is a very attractive avenue for potential entrepreneurs because of capital appreciation in the value of real estate with time coupled with tax benefits allowed by the government. Business people choosing this field can invest either actively or passively. Active entrepreneurs purchase properties, make improvements and sell it for a profit. On the other hand, entrepreneurs not confident enough to take this path may hire a firm to manage real estate business on their behalf. Many enter into this field solely attracted by the profits; but this business is not for the faint-hearted. It involves hours of hard work, tactful judgment of the profit earning potential of the properties and frequent traveling to see various properties for investing in. The popularity of real estate business is rising by the day due to the potentially large returns and the ever-increasing prices of properties. Real estate improvement is a speciality of real estate business which involves renovation and re-lease of existing buildings and land. Read on to browse through a list of world famous real estate entrepreneurs and read their biographies and timelines.

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 1 Jared Kushner

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Famous As: Senior Advisor to the President of the United States
Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Married to Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner is a senior advisor to his father-in-law and US President, Donald Trump. This has led to concerns about nepotism and conflicts of interest. His proximity with Russian officials came under scrutiny during a federal investigation regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Jared Kushner is also an investor, real estate developer and newspaper publisher.

 2 Fred Trump

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Famous As: Real Estate Developer
Birthdate: October 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 1999
Fred Trump, father of Donald Trump, was a well-known real estate developer who built more than 27 thousand apartments in New York. Having lost his father early, Fred ventured into construction business with his mother when he was fifteen. Determined, he built himself a huge fortune but controversies surrounded him too including an investigation for not renting to black families.
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 3 Carlos Slim

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Mexican
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 

 4 Christina Anstead

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Famous As: Real Estate Investor
Birthdate: July 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Christina Anstead is a real estate investor and TV personality, who  is best known for starring in HGTV's show Flip or Flop. She once ran a real estate agency with her ex-husband, Tarek. Following their divorce, she married English TV presenter Ant Anstead. Currently, she hosts her own HGTV show Christina on the Coast.

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 5 Bernard Arnault

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Famous As: Chairman & CEO of LMVH
Birthdate: March 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

Bernard Arnault is a French businessman and chairman of the luxury-goods company LVMH. Also an art collector, Arnault played a key role in establishing LVMH as a patron of art. In 2006, he sponsored the construction of an art museum called Louis Vuitton Foundation. He also created a competition called The LVMH Young Fashion Designer to students from fine-arts schools.

 6 Charles Kushner

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Charles Kushner is a former attorney. He was sentenced to two years prison after he was convicted of tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions, and witness tampering in 2005. The father of Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner received a federal pardon by Donald Trump in 2020. A real estate developer, Kushner is credited with founding Kushner Companies LLC.

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 7 Drew Scott

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Famous As: Actor, Realtor
Birthdate: April 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
Drew Scott is best known for hosting Property Brothers and Buying and Selling with his twin brother, Jonathan. The twins are also owners of the brands Scott Living and Dream Homes, and have founded Scott Brothers Entertainment, with another bother. An avid philanthropist, he was named a "Habitat Humanitarian."
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 8 Stan Kroenke

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Stan Kroenke is an American businessman. Kroenke has been playing a key role in the sporting world as he owns Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company of several sporting clubs, such as Arsenal Football Club, The Denver Nuggets, The Los Angeles Rams, The Colorado Avalanche, The Colorado Mammoth, and The Colorado Rapids.

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 9 Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi became known internationally when he married the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Beatrice. He is otherwise known as the founder of an interior design and property development company called Banda, for which he also serves as the chief executive.

 10 John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 13, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 15, 1912
Business tycoon, real-estate developer, and writer John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV had also served in the Spanish–American War. He belonged to the famed Astor family of New York. Astor died in the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 and was the richest passenger aboard the liner.
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 11 Al-Waleed bin Talal

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Famous As: Business magnate
Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Saudi Arabian businessman and philanthropist Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud is part of the Saudi royal family. Son of The Red Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, he founded the conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company. Named by Time as the Arabian Warren Buffett, he was also arrested for corruption once.

 12 Robert Kiyosaki

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Famous As: Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Robert Kiyosaki is an American author and businessman known for his internationally acclaimed book Rich Dad Poor Dad; his Rich Dad Poor Dad book series has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide after having been translated into 51 languages. Kiyosaki is also credited with founding the Rich Dad Company and Rich Global LLC, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

 13 Eva Angelina

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 14 Adam Neumann

Adam Neumann
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Famous As: Co-founder of WeWork
Birthdate: March 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Israeli, American

Adam Neumann is an Israeli-American businessman. He is credited with co-founding the popular commercial real estate company, WeWork, which he established in 2010 alongside his wife Rebekah Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Adam Neumann had aspirations like becoming the first trillionaire, living forever, and becoming president of the world.

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 15 George P. Bush

George P. Bush
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 16 William Penn

William Penn
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Famous As: Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania
Birthdate: October 14, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: July 30, 1718

William Penn was a writer and one of the earliest members of the Quakers. He is credited with founding the Province of Pennsylvania. He also oversaw the planning and development of the city of Philadelphia. Penn has several universities and schools named in his honor, including the William Penn University in Iowa. 

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 17 Li Ka-shing

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian
Li Ka-shing, also known as Superman, remains Hong Kong’s richest man, in spite of a drop in his net worth due to the Hong Kong riots and the coronavirus pandemic. The business tycoon is known for his association with Hutchison and for his investments in the video-conferencing platform Zoom.

 18 David A. Siegel

David A. Siegel
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Famous As: President of Westgate Resorts
Birthdate: May 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 19 Walter Keane

Walter Keane
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Famous As: Real-Estate Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 27, 2000

 20 Cheryl Crane

Cheryl Crane
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 21 Larry A. Silverstein

Larry A. Silverstein
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 22 Ryan Serhant

Ryan Serhant
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Famous As: Real Estate Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 Jason Mesnick

Jason Mesnick
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 24 Jim Bob Duggar

Jim Bob Duggar
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Famous As: Reality Star, Politician
Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 25 John C. Malone

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Famous As: Business Tycoon, Philanthropist
Birthdate: March 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Billionaire businessman John C. Malone is currently the chairman of Liberty Media, Liberty Global, and Qurate Retail Group. Previously, he was the CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). He is also believed to be the largest private landowner in USA. He established the Malone Family Foundation and has given away millions of dollars in charity, especially to educational institutions. 

 26 Rick Steiner

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Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: March 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 27 Ian Schrager

Ian Schrager
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 28 Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessperson
Birthdate: January 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

Oleg Deripaska is a Russian industrialist. He is credited with founding one of the country's largest industrial groups, Basic Element. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Deripaska is credited with establishing Russia's largest charitable foundation, Volnoe Delo Foundation. A humanitarian, Oleg Deripaska donated money during the COVID-19 pandemic to build hospitals in Siberia.

 29 Vikram Gokhale

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory

 30 Haviland Morris

Haviland Morris
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 31 Zygi Wilf

Zygi Wilf
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: April 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German, American

 32 Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Billionaire business magnate Vladimir Potanin was named Russia’s richest man by Forbes in 2020. He used the loan-for-shares strategy to gain control over Norilsk Nickel. One of Vladimir Putin’s close associates, he has also been Russia’s deputy prime minister. He is the only Russian who has signed The Giving Pledge.

 33 Charles Keating

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 31, 2014

 34 Sam Zell

Sam Zell
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Famous As: American Businessman
Birthdate: September 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Alex Spanos

Alex Spanos
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Famous As: Real Estate Developer
Birthdate: September 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 9, 2018

 36 Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 37 Kushal Pal Singh

Kushal Pal Singh
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Famous As: Real Estate Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 38 Brenda Bakke

Brenda Bakke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 39 Gary Herbert

Gary Herbert
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 40 Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: April 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 41 Lauren Lake

Lauren Lake
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 42 Alice Dixson

Alice Dixson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian, Filipino, American

 43 Ross Perot, Jr.

Ross Perot, Jr.
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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: November 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 44 Ted Lerner

Ted Lerner
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Famous As: Real Estate Developer
Birthdate: October 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 45 Charles Palmer-Tomkinson

Charles Palmer-Tomkinson
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Famous As: Landowner
Birthdate: January 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 46 Reginald Lewis

Reginald F. Lewis
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 19, 1993

 47 Zachary Bogue

Zachary Bogue
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Famous As: Entrepreneur & Lawyer
Birthdate: December 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 48 William Jaird Levitt

William Jaird Levitt
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Famous As: Real Estate Developer
Birthdate: February 11, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 28, 1994

 49 James Lick

James Lick
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Famous As: Real Estate Investor
Birthdate: August 25, 1796
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 1, 1876

 50 Gary W. Keller

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Famous As: writer
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Nationality: American
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