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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 not, 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 (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, New York City, and earned an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He took over his family's real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded it to involve constructing and renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump also started various side ventures, including branding and licensing his name for real estate and luxury consumer products. He managed the company until ...more

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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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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 lives and works, as well as its new Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. According to Forbes magazine, Ross has a net worth of $4.8 billion. Ross is also the principal owner of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Ross is a major benefactor of his alma mater, the University of Michigan; with lifetime contributions of $313 million to the university, he is the largest donor in university history. ...more

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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, and the third person of any party, to serve two full four-year terms as Governor of Florida. Bush grew up in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and then attended the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in Latin American affairs. Following his father's successful run for Vice President in 1980, he moved to Florida and pursued a career in real ...more

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