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The $8 Billion Property Tycoon Who Helped Shape Silicon Valley

  • John A. Sobrato’s firm owns more than 75 commercial properties
  • Family has given $550 million to charity in past two decades
John and Susan Sobrato
John and Susan SobratoJohn A. Sobrato

John A. Sobrato may be the richest person in Silicon Valley not to have made his money from technology. The real estate developer and his family have built an $8 billion fortune developing commercial properties in America’s tech hub since the 1960s. Tenants have included Apple Inc., Inc. and Netflix Inc.

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