Real estate is a lucrative industry for some agents with the talent and skill to make sales. Some of the richest people in this country are realtors, brokers and investors. Wondering how much you can earn at work? The 20 richest realtors in the US in 2022 offer their ideas.
20. Jane Goldman
Net worth: $2.9 billion
Forbes confirms that Jane’s fortune has fallen by $1 billion over the past year. Still, she is her 19th richest real estate agent in the United States. Goldman built a real estate empire in New York. Jane and her brother own Solil Management real estate investment company. Jane is co-owner and co-chair of the company. The estimated value of the family-owned company is her $6 billion, but Jane takes it a step further by running the business.
19. Mortimer Zuckerman
Net worth: $3 billion
Mortimer Zuckerman had a good year in the real estate industry. He has increased his net worth by 400 million to $3 billion in the past year. Zuckerman served as CEO and Executive Chairman of the real estate investment trust Boston Properties. He is also a co-founder of The Trust. Zuckerman is also a magazine editor, investor and media owner of Canadian-American heritage. He currently lives in New York, NY.
18. Jeff Sutton
Net worth: $3.1 billion
Jeff Sutton is a real estate developer who partnered with Eliot Tawil to form Wharton Properties. Forbes confirms that Sutton made his fortune by buying the Manhattan store. He has leased them to some of the world’s top designer brands.He owns properties on his Fifth Avenue and has a successful real estate business. Jeff has increased his net worth by a billionth of his in the past year. Mr. Sutton’s current net worth makes him $3.1 billion, making him the 17th richest real estate agent in the United States.
17. H. Ross Perot Jr.
Net worth: $3.2 billion
According to Wikipedia, Henry Ross Perot Jr. made a fortune in real estate. He lives in Dallas, Texas. He earned his money as a property developer. H. Ross established an inland port in the Dallas Fort He Worth area called Alliance, Texas. It provided ample opportunity for him to build his wealth. At the age of 23, Perrault flew around the world in a helicopter. He is among the top 20 wealthiest real estate agents in the United States. The value of his fortune has increased by him 700 million over the past year to a total of $3.2 billion. Perrault increased his wealth and moved up the list.
16. Charles Cohen
Net worth: $3.7 billion
Charles Cohen is a member of the Coen Brothers Film Production Company. After Cohen bought and took over his father’s company, he made his fortune in real estate. Charles owns his Cohen Brothers Realty and makes a living as a realtor. Charles bought the Cxense, a luxury yacht. Mr. Cohen is a multifaceted professional who has made billions of dollars through various channels. He currently lives in New York, NY.
15. Jerry Speyer
Net worth: $3.6 billion
Jerry Speyer is a founding partner of Tishman Speyer, a New York real estate firm that manages Rockefeller Center. Mr. Speyer made his fortune in real estate development. He served as chairman of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and chairman of the board of directors of the Museum of Modern Art. He currently lives in New York, NY.
14. Ben Caballero
Net worth: $3.7 billion
Wot Happen confirms that Ben Caballero is the 14th richest realtor in the United States. Ben founded and is the CEO of his HomesUSA.com. Mr. Caballero is registered in the Guinness World Records as “the world’s most productive real estate agent”. At the age of 21, he obtained a real estate broker’s license and became an architect. He sold his $1 billion+ residential property in his one year and has been doing well ever since. Caballero won the 2014 Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship Awards and Swanepoel’s Top His Trendsetter of 2017. He is still an influencer in the real estate industry.
14. Donald Sterling
Net worth: $3.9 billion
Forbes reports that Donald T. Sterling made his fortune by buying run-down apartments in Los Angeles. He is the owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel and owns Koreatown and other collections of apartments on the West Side of Los Angeles. Mr. Sterling is also an attorney, businessman, and owner of his Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. His real name is Donald Tokowitz. He was born the son of Jewish immigrants who fulfilled the American dream. He was his self-made successful trial attorney who turned to real estate as his second career and it paid off.
13. Richard Lefrak
Net worth: $3.9 billion
Richard Le Frak is CEO and Chairman of the family-owned company LeFrak. New York companies own real estate and manage and develop properties in the New York area. Richard and his family have amassed a multi-billion dollar fortune in real estate. He is one of the most prolific landowners in the area surrounding his tri-state area of New York. Mr. LeFrak currently resides in New York, NY.
12. Ted Lerner
Net worth: $4.2 billion
Last year cost Ted Lerner’s fortune a six-billionth loss. Despite the recent recession, he remains his 12th richest real estate agent. At 95, Lerner is currently the oldest real estate agent.
Ted has purchased a property in Washington, DC. He rented and sold apartments and office buildings with numerous commercial properties in the area. His story begins with his $250 loan from his wife. Using borrowed funds, he started a company in 1952 that sold homes to developers. He turned it into his $4.2 billion fortune. Ted invested in sales, became a builder, and founded Lerner Enterprises. He currently lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
11. Rick Caruso
Net worth: $4.3 billion
Rick Caruso has built a solid career in the real estate industry. He is the founder of his one of the largest US real estate companies called Caruso. He is the CEO of a privately held company. He heads his $4.3 billion empire based in Los Angeles, California. He has made his fortune in real estate and now plans to run for mayor of Los Angeles.
10. Jay Paul
Net worth: $4.4 billion
Jay Paul is the founder of the Jay Paul Company. He started his business in San Francisco. He developed a property with luxury apartments and offices in a 70-story high-rise tower. The company develops dedicated office space in high-rise buildings in San Jose, California. He owns properties in San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Austin, Texas. His privately owned company operates millions of square feet of office space in the high dollar region of Silicon Valley. His development company builds office space to lease to HP, Apple, Amazon, and others.
9. Igor Olenikov
Net worth: $4.7 billion
Whippio has confirmed that Igor Olenicoff has a net worth of $4.7 billion as of August 2022. He immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union. Igor attended the University of Southern California, where he studied finance and mathematics. He continued his education and earned an MBA. After graduating, Olenikov got a job as an executive in a large company, but he longed to become an entrepreneur. In 1973 he obtained his real estate license and founded Olen Properties Corporation. The business opened its doors in growing and prosperous California, buying properties in suburban and metropolitan areas. Oren has moved his business across the country, purchasing residential and commercial properties in Chicago, Illinois, Nevada, and Florida. Since then, the business has expanded across the United States and is one of the most successful he has been in for over 40 years.
8. Edward Roski Jr.
Net worth: $5.8 billion
Idol Net Worth has confirmed that Edward Roski Jr. will be the eighth richest real estate professional in the country in 2022. Los Angeles residential, retail, office, and industrial real estate. We also have holdings in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas.
7. Sam Zell
Net worth: $6 billion
Sam Zell made his money in real estate and invested it wisely in other businesses. He owns shares in a publicly traded company called Equity Lifestyle. This business owns and operates a manufactured residential community and his RV resort. He owns his private equity firm called Equity International and owns Argentine commercial real estate company ARG Realty. He also owns shares in Decameron, a Colombian hotel operator. He is one of the country’s most prolific real estate investors with international assets. He also invests in healthcare, logistics, and energy companies.
6. Leonard Stern
Net worth: $6.2 billion
Leonard Stern made his fortune as a commercial realtor in the New York area. He serves as his CEO and chairman of his Hartz Mountain in New York. The company is on the east coast and he manages over 250 properties. It operates primarily in the cities of Baltimore, New Jersey, Atlanta and Charlotte. The portfolio consists of suburban properties such as warehouses and several other types of real estate. Mr. Stern’s net worth exceeds his $6 billion and currently resides in New York, NY.
5. Neil Bloom
Net worth: $6.4 billion
Neil Bluhm is a real estate agent in Chicago, Illinois. He discreetly purchased commercial properties in the affluent neighborhood of Gold on his Coast in Chicago, Illinois. Bloom also ventured into the sports betting and casino industry. He engaged in a reverse merger with dMY Technology Group. He developed the business of Rush Street Interactive, which went public in a merger. It increased his bank account by $2.4 billion in one year.
4. Jeff Green
Net worth: $7.2 billion
Jeff Green is the fourth richest real estate agent in the United States as of 2022. He earned his fortune in his beach area of Palm, Florida, by buying his swap on credit during the housing crash. He traded subprime mortgage-backed securities and made a lot of money. Green currently owns his 2,500 apartments in Florida and his 3,500 apartments in Los Angeles, California. Green also owns five homes and three buildings in Manhattan. He opened a private school in Palm Beach called Green School, which had 80 students. Green has a keen sense of business and bought his house during his MBA days at Harvard. He rented a room and used the proceeds to continue buying properties, and by the time he graduated he owned 18 rooms.
3. Stephen Ross
Net worth: $8.3 billion
Stephen Ross became a professional tax accountant before becoming a developer with an interest in affordable housing. In 1972, he established an affiliated company. The business grew and expanded into a multi-billion dollar company with real estate from New York to Florida. Ross also owns a majority stake in the Miami Dolphins NFL team. Additionally, he currently resides in New York, NY.
2. John A. Sobrato
Net worth: $11.1 billion
Bloomberg reports that John A. Sobrato is one of the richest real estate developers in the United States, with a net worth of over $11 billion. He was still a teenager when he enrolled at Santa Clara University. He sold homes as a real estate agent to help his way, a job that inspired him to start his real estate company in Silicon Valley called the Sobrato Organization. His property development firm has served strong clients such as Netflix, Google and others. Mr. Sobrato’s firm owns over 7.5 million square feet of Silicon Valley office space and operates an investment firm called Sobrato Capital.
1. Donald Bullen
Net worth: $16.2 billion
Forbes confirms Donald Bren’s net worth of $16.2 billion as of August 2022) confirms Donald Bren will be America’s richest real estate mogul in 2022 increase. Impressively, his fortune increased by almost 2 billion in the same number of years. The Newport Beach, Calif., billionaire owns “126 million square feet of Orange His Country estate.” He also owns MetLife in Manhattan, his building, 125 condominiums, and over 560 offices, all but his 3% stake in his building. His Irvine Company also owns over 40 shopping centers, golf courses, hotels and marinas.