Ross (born May 10, 1940) is an American real estate developer, philanthropist, and sports team owner.
Ross is the chairman and majority owner of The Related Companies, a global real estate development firm he founded in 1972.
Related is best known for developing the Time Warner Center, where Ross lives and works, as well as the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project.
According to Forbes magazine, Ross had a net worth of $4.4 billion in 2013.
Ross is also the principal owner of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium.
In 2019, his net worth had increased to $7.7 billion, according to Forbes.Ross is a major benefactor of his alma mater, the University of Michigan; with lifetime contributions of $378 million to the university, he is the largest donor in the university's history.
According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, his higher education gifts rank behind only those of fellow American billionaire New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The University of Michigan renamed its business school, the Ross School of Business, in Ross's honor in 2004, after he made a $100 million gift to fund a new business-school building.
In September 2013, Ross donated $200 million to the University ($100 million to the Business School and $100 million to Michigan athletics), the largest single gift in the history of the university; the University of Michigan announced plans to rename the university's athletics campus in his honor.