George Argyros’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Real Estate, Investments
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Marital Status: Married (Julia Argyros)
  • Full Name: George Leon Argyros
  • Nationality: United States
  • Date of Birth: 1937
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Education: Chapman University
  • Children: 3

American real estate investor George Argyros has an estimated net worth of $1.98 billion as of April 2016 according to Forbes. He was a former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Most of his net worth is derived from buying and selling real estate.

George Leon Argyros was born in 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of Chapman University where he completed his business and economics degree in 1959. He is currently, married to Julia with whom he has three children. He served on the board of trustees of Chapman University and from 1976 through 1991, he served as the Chairman of the Board. He also worked for the California Institute of Technology as the CEO and chairman of the board of trustees.

From managing a grocery store, George Argyros began buying and selling real estates and gas stations. From 1981 through 1989, he owned the baseball team, the Seattle Mariners. He was also a part of the board of many corporations in the past.