Donald Bren

Quick Facts

Full NameDonald Leroy Bren
Date of BirthMay 11, 1932
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma MaterUniversity of Washington (BA)
OccupationChairman of Irvine Company, United States Marine Corps Officer
Known ForReal estate development
SpousesDiane Bren, Mardelle Bren (divorced), Brigitte Muller
ParentsMarion Newbert, Milton H. Bren
Net Worth$18 billion (2024)
PositionChairman and owner of the Irvine Company
Forbes RankingRanked number 104 on the 2024 Forbes Billionaires List
Early LifeSon of Marion Newbert and Milton Bren; father’s second wife was Academy Award-winning actress Claire Trevor
EducationBachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Washington
Military ServiceOfficer in the United States Marine Corps
Career StartFounded the Bren Company in 1958 to build homes
Mission Viejo CompanyCo-founded in 1963, developed the city of Mission Viejo, California
Irvine CompanyJoined as an investor in 1977, became largest shareholder and vice-chair, later sole owner and chairman
InfluenceNoted for significant influence over development and governance in Orange County
Real Estate HoldingsOver 120 million ft² of real estate including hotels, marinas, golf courses, office buildings, apartment complexes, and shopping centers; 97% stake in MetLife Building in Manhattan
Business PhilosophyAdvocates for long-term property holding to create better value
Awards and RecognitionRanked as wealthiest real estate developer in the US by Forbes in 2019

Donald Bren’s Net Worth

Donald Bren’s net worth is approximately 18 billion USD.

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