Who is George Argyros?
He is the founder of Arnel & Affiliates. He is Chairman of the Board and CEO. He was born in February 1937. He is married to Julia. They have 3 children (Stephanie, George, and Lisa).
He is a member of the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology. He was the owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team.
Arnel & Affiliates
Arnel is a privately-owned diversified real estate and investment company.
The company is mainly active in Southern California (Orange County). And owns more than 5,000 apartments and more than 2 million square feet of commercial real estate.
Arnel Office owns several business centers. Such as the Metro Pointe Business Center and the Puente Hills Business Center. He is also Founding Partner in Westar Capital. Which is a private investment company.
Ambassador to Spain
Argyros was the United States Ambassador to Spain from 2001 until 2004. The position was reportedly a political reward by President George Bush. For his fundraising efforts for the Republican Party.
George Argyros Net Worth
His Net Worth is estimated at US$ 2 billion.
George and his wife Julia Argyros are active philanthropists. In 2015 they donated US$ 13.5 million to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Orange County. Earlier they formed the Argyros School of Business and Economics.
In 2012 they donated US$ 8 million to Chapman University. To construct the Julianne Argyros Orchestra Hall, a 1,050-seat concert space. Earlier they formed the Argyros School of Business and Economics in his honor.
The Argyros family has made many more donations. For example to the Orange County School of Arts and the South Coast Repertory.