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List of famous real estate developers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top real estate developers in the world? This includes the most prominent real estate developers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable real estate developers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic real estate developers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned real estate developers.

List is made up of people like Sheldon Adelson and Mary Anderson. You might recognize many of the following names by their real estate development companies. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known real estate developers to the lesser known real estate developers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the real estate developer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous real estate developers ever?" and "What are the names of famous real estate developers?" then you're in the right place. 
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Donald John Trump Sr. is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The ...more

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Age: 70

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Donald Bren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Donald Bren is the son of Milton H. Bren. ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Real estate development

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Stephen M. Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Stephen M. Ross is an American real estate developer, philanthropist and sports team owner. Ross is the chairman and majority owner of The Related Companies, a global real estate development firm he founded in 1972. Related is best known for developing the Time Warner Center, where Ross currently ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Real estate development, Entrepreneur

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Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician. He served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and is the younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Jeb Bush is the only Republican, ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Real estate development, Banker

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Sheldon Adelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and is the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Real estate development, Entrepreneur

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Charles Keating, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Charles Keating is a film producer. ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1923-2014)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Real estate development, Film Producer, Banker Financier, + more

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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Paul Gardner Allen is an American philanthropist, investor and innovator, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation alongside Bill Gates. As of January 2015, he was estimated to be the 51st richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $17.5 billion. Allen is the founder and ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer, Investor Entrepreneur, + more

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Lee Shau-kee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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Lee Shau-kee GBM is a Hong Kong based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in properties, hotels, restaurants and internet services. As of October 2012 according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Lee is listed as the 19th ...more

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Age: 89

Birthplace: Shunde District, Prefecture-level city, China

Profession: Businessperson, Real estate development

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