The world minted new billionaires at a rate of one every 17 hours in 2020 — and some of those came from the real estate industry.
Zillow co-founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, eXp World Holdings founder Glenn Sanford and his wife Penny, and Florida home-builder Patrick Zalupski were among the real estate industry’s newest entrants into the ranks of the uber wealthy, according to the latest edition of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires.
Barton and Frink entered the list with net worths of $2.2 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. Sanford landed at No. 1,750, with a net worth of $1.8 billion. And Zalupski, the co-founder of Dream Finders Homes, came in with $1.3 billion.
While many of the richest real estate figures saw their wealth grow, they lost ground to tech titans, whose biggest names — Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Mark…