Achievements

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      Donald Bren is known as the most influential and commanding person in Southern California. He is recognized for his contributions. Donald Bren’s lifetime charity contributions are more than $1.3 Billion as revealed by The Business week magazine.

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      In 1996 Donald Bren became the Chairman of the Board and the principal shareholder of his acquired firm the Irvine Company and later became its sole shareholder.

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      He is the real estate industry mogul and serves as a member of the board and a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Institute of Technology, and the Orange County Museum of Art.

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      In 2004, through the significant leadership in higher education, Donald Bren received Presidential Medal from the University of California, the UC system’s highest honor.

Donald Bren became the Chairman of Irvine Company and acquired most of the stakes of the company.

Donald Bren lives in the luxurious mansion located in Newport Beach, California which is worth $5 Million.

Possessions

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      The Billionaire real estate developer Donald Bren resides in his lavish mansion in Newport Beach, California which has an estimated cost of over $5 Million.

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      The other plush properties of Donald Bren include his investments in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and Silicon Valley.

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      Donald Bren is a renowned owner of top standard land and real estate assets.

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      Bren’s company’s portfolio includes 125 apartment communities, 480 office buildings, 41 retail centers, five marinas, three hotels and three golf clubs.

Interesting Facts

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      Donald Bren’s philanthropic character got fame when he bestowed more than $200 Million to maintain programs in K-12 public schools. He raised this fund from his accumulated real estate wealth and also donated to other upcoming education institutions in Southern California.

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      He made a commendable effort as a trustee at the California Institute of Technology when he supported the program of new faculty as Bren Scholars. He further promoted five Bren Professorships.

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      Donald Bren, for his love and interest towards music, provided $25 Million to Irvine Schools in 2000 as an annual gift that seeded the public support in elementary arts, music and science instruction.

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      He is amongst those business moguls, who have either invested in green technology or made huge contributions to environmental causes. In 2006, Donald Bren donated $20 Million to UC Santa Barbara’s School of Environmental Science and was ranked ninth by ‘The London Times’ “Green Rich List”.

Donald Bren Hall was established after Donald Bren name in Irvine, California, USA.