FORBE'S Ventanea a los once billonarios del Condado de Orange, California





Anaheim.- If you want one extra bit of evidence of just how valuable the region’s real estate can be, ponder this statistic: Irvine Co. owner Donald Bren’s property empire, heavily concentrated in assets in and around Orange County, is the world’s fourth-largest personal real estate fortune. 

The annual Forbes magazine ranking of the world billionaires – 2,043 of them, by this count – listed 11 Orange County-bred, 10-digit fortunes.    Bren’s net worth was tops locally, pegged at $15.2 billion. Globally, it came in 66th largest and a sum surpassed by only three other property tycoons, one each from China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. The 84-year-old Newport Beach developer was ranked 27th wealthiest American last year – and is the holder of the biggest individual U.S. real estate fortune. 

By Forbes’ math, the 11 Orange County billionaires combined are worth $47 billion. That sum is loosely equal to the total annual business output of Tanzania or Belarus or Montana or South Dakota – or all the mortgages made to buy Orange County homes in 2015 and 2016. Here’s how the 10 other Orange County-inspired billion-dollar fortunes ranked globally and their respective rank in Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans in 2016:
 

No. 294, tie: David Sun, 64, of Irvine who co-founded electronics memory maker Kingston Technology in Fountain Valley. He was valued at $5.3 billion and was ranked 90th wealthiest American. No. 294, tie: Sun’s Kingston co-founder John Tu, 75, of Rolling Hills was also valued at $5.3 billion (and 90th biggest U.S. fortune in 2016).


 

No. 441: Jim Jannard, 67, built two cutting-edge Orange County-based brands: Oakley sunglasses and Red cameras. The Washington resident’s fortune was estimated at $4 billion and was ranked 142nd wealthiest American.



 No. 501: Igor Olenicoff, 74, of the Olen commercial real estate empire, based in Newport Beach. The Florida resident was valued at $3.7 billion and ranked 156th wealthiest American.



No. 522: Henry Samueli, 62, of Newport Beach. The co-founder of chipmaker Broadcom and owner of the Anaheim Ducks was valued at $3.6 billion and ranked 214th wealthiest American.




No. 660: Broadcom’s other co-founder, Henry Nicholas, 57, of Newport Coast, was valued at $3 billion. Ranked 274th wealthiest American last year.



No. 814: Bond trader Bill Gross, 72, of Laguna Beach was valued at $2.5 billion. Ranked 290th wealthiest American.



No. 939: Newport Beach real estate and stock investor George Argyros, 80, valued at $2.2 billion. Ranked 335th wealthiest American last year.


No. 1376: Hilton Schlosberg of Irvine, 64, co-founder of the Monster energy drink brand. His fortune was valued at $1.5 billion. He was unranked in the Forbes 400 last year.




No. 1468: Rodney Sacks of Laguna Beach, 67, co-founder of the Monster energy drink brand. His fortune was valued at $1.4 billion. He was also unranked in the Forbes 400 last year.


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