Chairman, CEO, Arnel & Affiliates
WHY: Horatio Alger award winner who has built a fortune estimated at $2.6B, and funded large part of OC’s arts scene.
RECENT: Chapman University’s George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics saw 20th anniversary celebration in October featuring former President George W. Bush. Argyros served as ambassador to Spain during his tenure.
NOTABLE: Previously owned Seattle Mariners, AirCal.