Donald Bren

Donald Bren Net Worth, Age, Family & Biography
Chairman, Irvine Company $18.0B Real Time Net Worth #98 in the world today

About Donald Bren

Donald Leroy Bren, an American entrepreneur, currently holds the positions of chairman and owner. The Irvine Company is a well-known real estate development company in the United States, Bren completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, earning a degree in business administration and economics. During his time at college, he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Unfortunately, he failed to make it to the 1956 Olympic ski team due to a sports injury. Following his graduation, Bren joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as an officer.

Donald Bren
Thomas Everhart (Caltech President, Emeritus), Provost Edward Stolper, Donald Bren, Hunter Bren, Brigitte Bren, President Thomas Rosenbaum.

Donald Bren Family

Donald Leroy Bren was Born on May 11, 1932, Los Angeles, California, U.S, his parents were Marion Newbert and Milton Bren. His dad, Milton, was a Jewish maritime official, headhunter, and filmmaker, while his mom, Marion, had a halfway Irish legacy and was a city chief. The couple got divorced in 1948, after which Milton Bren married Academy Award-winning actress Claire Trevor, while Marion remarried a steel businessman named Earle M. Jorgensen in 1953.

Donald Bren Education

While attending college, Donald Bren joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Washington. Although he aspired to be a member of the 1956 Olympic ski team, an injury prevented him from qualifying. After completing his college education, he served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Donald Bren Career

In 1958, Bren ventured into the business world by founding the Bren Company, which focused on constructing homes. Five years later, he teamed up with two others to establish the Mission Viejo Company (MVC) with the intention of developing the city of Mission Viejo, California, on a massive 10,000-acre land. Bren was the President of MVC from 1963 to 1967. In 1970, International Paper purchased the Bren Co. for $34 million, but the recession forced them to sell it back to Bren for $22 million in 1972.

Bren expressed his support for two politicians from different political parties in California, namely Republican Pete Wilson during his Senate and governorship campaigns, and Democrat Dianne Feinstein, whom he highly regards as a great senator for the state. In 2008, Bren’s exceptional generosity earned him a spot on BusinessWeek’s prestigious list of the top ten philanthropists across the United States. His remarkable donations to a range of causes, including education, conservation, and research, exceeded $1 billion.

Donald Bren Facts

  • Bren has been married 3 times and has a total of seven children from his 3 marriages and past relationships. He tied the knot for the first time with Diane Bren.
  • In 1977, Bren got married to Mardelle Bren for the second time. Together, they had a daughter named Ashley Bren who was born in 1968.
  • Bren then married Brigitte Muller, an entertainment lawyer from La Jolla, California, in May 1998. The wedding took place in the All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, California.
  • Bren and Muller reside in Newport Beach, California, and have a son together, who was born in 2003. Bren also has 3 children from previous relationships.
Donald Bren
Irvine Co. president Donald Bren is host to Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton at Irvine Regional Park Thursday morning. After a brief walk with Sec. Norton, Bren unveiled his latest (20)million dollar conservation gift creating the Non–Profit Irvine Ranch Land Reserved Trust created to fulfill vision for land as world–class natural and recreational resource, at Irvine Regional Park. 

Donald Bren Net Worth

As of 2023, with a net worth of $18 billion, Donald takes places in the Billionaires List.

Personal Information

Full Name Donald Leroy Bren
Father’s Name Milton H Bren
Mother’s Name Marion Newbert
Siblings Peter Bren
Date Of Birth 11 May 1932
Age 91 Years
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Height Not Mention
Education Graduate
Net Worth $18 Billion
Profession Businessman
Relationship Status Married
Donald Bren
Donald Bren chats with friends thursday morning, In a rare public appearance. The Irvine Co. president, Bren unveiled his latest (20)million dollar conservation gift creating the Non–Profit Irvine Ranch Land Reserved Trust created to fulfill vision for land as world–class natural and recreational resource, at Irvine Regional Park.

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