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Jonathan Gray

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Global head of real estate, Blackstone Group

Born: February 4, 1970, Highland Park, Illinois

Education: BA in English, University of Pennsylvania; BS, Wharton School of Business

Early Marker: Money-spinning $39 billion purchase of Equity Office Properties in 2006.

Big Idea: Runs world's largest real estate investment funds portfolio, with $79 billion of assets under management.

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