LABJ – LA500 2023: Kurt Rappaport
Rappaport co-founded Beverly Hills-based Westside Estate Agency with Stephen Shapiro in 1999. It’s now the largest privately held brokerage on the West Coast, boasting annual sales in excess of $3 billion. Over the years, his client list has included Larry Ellison, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Bono, Madonna, Sean Parker, Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest, Brad Pitt, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen and Tom Cruise. Rappaport began his career in the real estate department at Merrill Lynch at age 19. He’s also a partner in the online digital television network Ora.tv. A native Angeleno, Rappaport is a frequent volunteer and benefactor of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
YEARS ON THE LA500: 8
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