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George Argyros

Chairman and CEO, Arnel & Affiliates
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Net worth 2018: $2.44 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Residence: Newport Beach, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1937
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Chapman University
BIOGRAPHY

George Argyros was bornon 1937 in Newport Beach, California, United States, is Chairman and CEO, Arnel & Affiliates. George Argyros is #1034 in List Billionaires People In The World. The grandson of Greek immigrants, Argyros worked his way through high school and college in southern California as a paperboy and grocery clerk. Argyros, a real estate mogul, founded property firm Arnel & Affiliates in southern California in 1968 and still runs it. The company owns 5,500 apartments in Orange County, Calif. and nearly 2 million square feet of commercial real estate in southern California. In March 2017, Argyros and his wife pledged $2.5 million to build a new leadership center for the Girl Scouts of Orange County, Calif.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.5 Billion

2010

$1.6 Billion

2011

$1.75 Billion

2012

$1.9 Billion

2013

$2.1 Billion

2014

$2.1 Billion

2015

$2 Billion

2016

$2.1 Billion

2017

$2.2 Billion

2018

$2.44 Billion

TIMELINE
2013

In October 2013, George and Julia Argyros announced two $1 million donations benefiting the arts in Julia's hometown of Adrian, Michigan

1993

He completed his term on the FreddieMac Board in March 1993

1990

Trade Ambassador, resigning that position in 1990, when President Bush appointed him to the board of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FreddieMac)

1987

Argyros had openly tried to purchase the San Diego Padres in 1987 and to sell the Mariners to local buyers, but a final deal was never consummated with Padres owner Joan Kroc

1977

The team had struggled from inception in 1977 as an expansion team

1976

He later served on the board of trustees of that university, including chairman of the board from 1976 to 2001

1959

Argyros graduated from Chapman University in 1959 with a major in Business and Economics

1937

George Leon Argyros (born 1937) is a former United States Ambassador to Spain

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