Donald Bren

Donald Bren

Chairman, Irvine Co.

WHY: Owns, runs OC’s dominant real estate company, with a portfolio of about 550 office buildings, 125 apartment communities, 40 retail centers, Pelican Hill Resort, two hotels, three golf courses, and five marinas.

Get the latest OC business and Coronavirus updates

RECENT: Newly built Spectrum Terrace, one of several office developments in Irvine. Adding WeWork as full-building tenant, among largest coworking leases in the country. Reshuffled exec ranks at Irvine Co. after retirement of No. 2 Ray Wirta earlier this year.

NOTABLE: Wealthiest person in OC, with fortune estimated at $17.2B.

Return to List