These Are The World's 10 Wealthiest Real Estate Tycoons

By on May 1, 2016 in ArticlesBillionaire News

Real estate is almost always a good investment and these 10 people prove that. They are the wealthiest real estate tycoons in the world, with a combined net worth of $123 billion. They have made the bulk of their net worth from real estate development, management, and/or investment. Of these 10 individuals, seven are from Asia. Five are from Hong Kong and two are from China. This isn't a coincidence, as the ultra high net worth people (those with a net worth of at least $30 million) in Hong Kong have a particular interest in real estate; 9% of that region's ultra wealthy made their fortunes in real estate. Two Americans and one Australian round out the top 10.

Six of the 10 real estate tycoons are self-made, building their fortunes from $0 to billions. Among the world's richest self-made people, real estate is the second most popular industry after finance for building massive fortunes. These are the 10 wealthiest real estate tycoons in the world.

  1. Walter Kwok

Age: 65

Net Worth: $5.6 billion

Residence: Hong Kong

Company: Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP)

Wealth Source: Inheritance

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  1. Stephen Ross

Age: 75

Net Worth: $5.8 billion

Residence: US

Company: Related Companies

Wealth Source: Self-Made

  1. Harry Triguboff

Age: 83

Net Worth: $6 billion

Residence: Australia

Company: Meriton Group

Wealth Source: Self-Made

  1. Joseph Lau

Age: 65

Net Worth: $7.2 billion

Residence: Hong Kong

Company: Chinese Estates Holdings

Wealth Source: Inheritance/Self-Made

  1. Hui Ka-Yan

Age: 57

Net Worth: $8.7 billion

Residence: China

Company: Evergrande Real Estate Group

Wealth Source: Self-Made

  1. Raymond Kwok

Age: 64

Net Worth: $10.6 billion

Residence: Hong Kong

Company: Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP)

Wealth Source: Inheritance

  1. Thomas Kwok

Age: 64

Net Worth: $10.6 billion

Residence: Hong Kong

Company: Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP)

Wealth Source: Inheritance

3. Donald Bren

Age: 83

Net Worth: $16.6 billion

Residence: US

Company: Irvine Company

Wealth Source: Self-Made

2.  Lee Shau Kee

Age: 88

Net Worth: $20 billion

Residence: Hong Kong

Company: Henderson Land Development

Wealth Source: Self-Made

  1. Wang Jianlin

Age: 61

Net Worth: $30 billion

Residence: China

Company: Dalian Wanda Group

Wealth Source: Self-Made

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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