COMPANY: First Allied Corporation
INDUSTRY: Real Estate
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: His entrepreneurial roots can be traced to when he was only eight years old and began working in his father’s watch-parts company. He inherited the business when he was 15, but his young age didn’t hinder the company in the slightest, which Glazer even expanded. He later became the president of property firm First Allied Corporation, which owns shopping centers in 15 states, totalling close to 7 million square feet of retail space. He may reside in Palm Beach, but he focuses a lot of his attention on the Florida’s other coast, because he is the proud owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which brought him Super Bowl glory in 2003. (He has hosted the big game twice as the team’s owner.) In 2005, Glazer paid $1.5 billion to add the world’s most popular and valuable sports team, Manchester United, to his roster. The team brought home the Premier League championship in 2009.