Executive Chairman, First American Financial
WHY: 40+ years with publicly traded financial services firm, including as CEO. Title insurance company is OC’s oldest firm.
RECENT: Has served as board chairman, director of $6.5B-valued company since 2010 separation from real estate data giant CoreLogic, worth another $3.7B. Also director at Automobile Club of Southern California.
NOTABLE: Son of legendary Donald Kennedy, who grew firm from $1M to billions in sales. USC econ grad; a two-year letterman in track and field.