In a ranking of 400, real estate investor
This is a slight dip for Bren, who ranked No. 16 in 2009.
According to forbes.com, Bren built his first house on a $10,000 loan in 1958. By 1996, he was the principle owner of the Irvine Co. and in the process of developing much of Orange County.
Today, Bren owns 475 office buildings, 115 apartment communities, 41 retail centers, resort properties and new housing communities in Orange County,
Other local residents who took a hit on the Forbes list are
Samueli ranked 238th in 2010, compared with 212 in 2009.
Nicholas ranked 269th in 2010, compared with 236 in 2009.
Samueli and Nicholas founded