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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
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 ...more
Donald Bren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Donald Bren is the son of Milton H. Bren.
Stephen M. Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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 ...more
Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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 ...more
Sheldon Adelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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 ...more
Charles Keating, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Charles Keating is a film producer.
Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, software engineer, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates, Allen co-founded ...more
Lee Shau-kee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
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 ...more
Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people ...more
Eli Broad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Eli L. Broad is an American philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is the only person to build two Fortune 500 companies in different industries.
Stan Kroenke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Enos Stanley "Stan" Kroenke is an American business entrepreneur . He is the owner of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, which includes the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Colorado Avalanche of ...more
Robert Durst is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Robert Alan Durst is a son of New York City real estate mogul Seymour Durst and a brother of commercial developer Douglas Durst. He came to media attention in the 1980s when his wife ...more
Mary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Mary Anderson was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade. In November 1903 Anderson was granted her first patent for an automatic ...more
Leona Helmsley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley was an American businesswoman. She was known for her flamboyant personality and had a reputation for tyrannical behavior that earned her the nickname Queen of Mean. ...more
Larry Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Larry A. Silverstein is an American businessman. Silverstein was born in Brooklyn, and became involved in real estate, together with his father, establishing Silverstein Properties. Silverstein ...more
Abbot Kinney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Abbot Kinney was a developer and conservationist. Kinney is best known for his "Venice of America" development in Los Angeles.
Robert Kraft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Robert Kenneth Kraft is an American business magnate. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group, a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packaging, sports ...more
Mike Gravel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Maurice Robert "Mike" Gravel is a former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a candidate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. ...more
Gordon Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Gordon Muir Campbell OBC, is a Canadian diplomat and politician who was the 35th Mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993 and the 34th Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011. He was the ...more
Jonathan Knight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Jonathan Rashleigh Knight is an American singer. Knight is part of the boy band New Kids on the Block. The band also includes Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Jonathan's younger ...more
Fred Trump is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump was an American real estate developer. He was the father of Maryanne Trump Barry, Robert Trump, Elizabeth Trump Grau, Donald Trump and Fred Trump Jr.
Robert Sarver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Robert Sarver is the majority owner of the National Basketball Association franchise Phoenix Suns. He bought the NBA franchise from Jerry Colangelo in the spring of 2004. He is also the owner of ...more
André Balazs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
André Tomes Balazs is the President and CEO of André Balazs Properties that includes a portfolio of hotels across the United States and residences in New York, especially in New
William Levitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
William Jaird Levitt was an American real-estate developer. In his position as president of Levitt & Sons, he is widely credited as the father of modern American suburbia.
Carl Paladino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Real Estate Developers
Carl Pasquale Paladino is an American businessman and political activist from Buffalo, New York. Paladino is the founder and chairman of Ellicott Development Company, a real estate development ...more