Donald Bren

CATEGORY: Billionaires
INDUSTRY: Real Estate
COMPANY: Irvine Co.

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: One of the wealthiest men in Orange County, Bren is chairman of the Irvine Company, one of the most respected and diversified privately held real estate companies in America. He was one of the first to develop the idea of “planned communities.” He is also a respected philanthropist, with a lifetime giving total of more than $1.3 billion.

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