COMPANY: Hartz Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Stern’s company owns 38 million square feet of commercial, residential, and retail property in New Jersey and New York. His son Emanuel oversees family’s real estate empire, including Manhattan hotels Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand. Thanks to a $30 million donation to his alma mater, NYU, in 1988, the business school now bears his name.