George Argyros

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ARNEL & AFFILIATES

If OC had a Mount Rushmore … Ellis Island Medal of Honor; Horatio Alger award; ambassador to Spain … real estate billionaire ... owned Seattle Mariners; drafted Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. … ’59 Chapman grad … owned AirCal with Gen. William Lyon (see entry); doubled $30M stake … with wife, Julia (see entry), backs Segerstrom Center, CHOC … fixture at Friday jazz jam, Bayside … Business Journal OC’s Wealthiest; OC 50