264. Jorge Perez

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

$3 billion  * self-made score: source: real es­tate age: 68 res­i­dence: Mi­ami m.s., u. of michi­gan ’76 Born to Cuban par­ents liv­ing in ex­ile in Ar­gentina, Perez came to the U.S. for col­lege at C.W. Post on Long Is­land and later landed a schol­ar­ship to the Univer­sity of Michi­gan for a mas­ter’s de­gree in ur­ban plan­ning. Af­ter mov­ing to Mi­ami, he met fel­low Michi­gan grad­u­ate Stephen Ross (No. 65). The 2 co­founded Re­lated Group of Florida in 1979 and be­gan build­ing af­ford­able hous­ing and later high-end con­dos.

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