Net Worth: $350 Million
- Source of Wealth Peebles, Corp., Real Estate
- Birth Place Washington, D.C
- Marital Status Married (Katrina)
- Full Name Roy Donahue “Don” Peebles
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth March 2, 1960
- Ethnicity Caucasian
- Occupation Real Estate Entrepreneur, Author
- Education High School
- Children 2
About Don Peebles
Real estate entrepreneur Roy Donahue “Don” Peebles has an estimated net worth of $350 million in 2012. He is known to be the chief executive officer and chairman of Peebles Corp. which is considered as the largest African-American ownership and real estate development company in the United States. The company holds stakes in several high-rise commercial and residential properties as well as luxury hotels in Las Vegas, Miami Beach and Washington D.C.
Don Peebles was born on March 2, 1960 in Washington, D.C. Initially, he studied at Rutgers University where he took his pre-med. However, he wasn’t able to finish his degree. Instead, he became an appraiser and real estate agent in Washington DC. At age 23, he was able to establish his own commercial and residential real estate appraisal firm, the RDP Corporation. Currently, Don Peebles is a major stakeholder in Las Vegas’ Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino.
Hailed by Forbes as one of the wealthiest African-Americans in 2009, Peebles and his firm were featured in The Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Miami Herald, ABC and The New York Times. In the past, he became a commentator and guest host on CNN, CNBC and Fox where he offered advises on political, economic and real estate issues.