Martin Selig Net Worth

Martin Selig is a Seattle-based real estate developer who escaped Nazi Germany with his family when he was three years old. After a long journey, they eventually settled in Seattle, where Martin has been ever since. He is now one of the biggest property developers in the city, with 4 million square feet of properties and another 1.5 million under development. He is also a painter, and enjoys bicycling, riding his Harley motorcycle and skiing. He is married with three children, one of whom is in the family business, while another daughter is a producer with two films that debuted in 2015 at the Venice Film Festival.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Year 1936
Birth Place Seattle, Washington, United States
Residence Seattle, US
Known for founder and owner of Martin Selig Real Estate
Spouse(s) Andrea Selig (divorced) Catherine Mayer
Children David Selig Lauren Selig Jordan Selig
Parent(s) Manfred and Laura Selig

💰 Net worth: $1.4 Billion (2024)

Martin Selig is a well-known figure in the real estate industry in the United States. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated to be an impressive $1.4 billion, a testament to his success and expertise in the field. Throughout his career, Selig has made significant contributions to the real estate market, acquiring a vast portfolio of properties and playing a crucial role in shaping the urban landscape of several major cities. His wealth and entrepreneurial spirit have undoubtedly solidified his position as one of the most influential and affluent individuals in the real estate sector.

2016 $1.1 Billion
2017 $1 Billion
2018 $1.02 Billion

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Martin Selig was born to a Jewish family in Germany, the son of Manfred Selig (1902-1992), who was born in Buchen, Germany, the son of a horse-trader. In 1939 Manfred was warned by a neighbour "that the Nazis had labeled him an undesirable". He, his wife, and two children left quickly. The next day the Nazis confiscated his home and Business. The family hid in warehouses in Frankfurt, before heading eastwards via Poland, Russia, Korea and Japan. They boarded a steamer to San Francisco, but chose Seattle "on a whim" because the boat stopped there and the sun was shining.


Selig worked for his Father in his children's clothing store before building his first shopping centre in 1962.


Since then, he has built mostly tall buildings in Seattle, including two blocks on Fifth Avenue known as Fifth & Jackson and Fifth & Yesler, and by the 1980s owned nearly one-third of Seattle's office space, with Forbes estimating his 1987 net worth at US$ 270 million. He built the Columbia Center in 1985, still the city's tallest building, and sold it in 1989 for $354 million.


He was married to Andrea Selig; they divorced in 1995. They have three children: David, Lauren and Jordan. Selig has since remarried to Artist Catherine Mayer.


His daughter, Lauren Selig, now a Hollywood executive Producer, was married to the Russian-born American Kyril Faenov, head of Microsoft's High Performance Computing Lab, until his suicide in 2012.


In October 2015, he owned 4 million square feet of office space in Seattle, and his estimated net worth was $1.1 billion.