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John A. Sobrato

Founder and Chairman, Sobrato Development Cos.
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Net worth 2018: $6.72 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Residence: Atherton, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1939
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Santa Clara University
BIOGRAPHY

John A. Sobrato was bornon 1939 in Atherton, California, United States, is Founder and Chairman, Sobrato Development Cos.. John A. Sobrato is #276 in List Billionaires People In The World. Real estate mogul John A. Sobrato began selling homes in Palo Alto while he was still a student at Santa Clara University. He later worked with his mother to develop industrial properties, and founded his own real estate company in 1979. The Sobrato Organization owns over 7 million square feet of office space across Silicon Valley, with tenants like Netflix, and about 6,500 apartments. Sobrato serves as chairman of his Cupertino-based firm, while his son, John M. Sobrato, is the CEO.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.5 Billion

2010

$3.3 Billion

2011

$3.2 Billion

2012

$3.6 Billion

2013

$4 Billion

2014

$4.6 Billion

2015

$5 Billion

2016

$5.9 Billion

2017

$6.4 Billion

2018

$6.72 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

In 2015, he and is wife offered the biggest ever individual pledge to the University of San Francisco, worth $15 million

2014

By the close of 2014, the Sobrato Philanthropies (which encompass the Sobrato Family Foundation, family-directed giving, and corporate giving through The Sobrato Organization) had given more than $314 million in money and property

2013

In 2013, both father and son announced that they were moving away from managing the operations of the company to focus on charitable activities

1979

He founded the Sobrato Organization in 1979; his son, John Michael Sobrato, took over leadership of the company in 1998

1972

Beginning in 1972 he worked closely with another successful Silicon Valley investor, Carl Berg, for many years

1957

Sobrato began his own real estate investing in 1957, while still in college at Santa Clara University

1952

After his death in 1952, Sobrato's mother, Ann Sobrato, sold the restaurant and used the proceeds to begin investing in real estate

1939

April 1939) is an American real estate developer, and the founder of the Cupertino, California-based Sobrato Organization, a Silicon Valley development firm specializing in commercial and residential real estate

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