Martin Selig

About Martin Selig

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

Martin Selig

Real Estate

Martin Selig is a member of Real Estate born on 1936 in Seattle, Washington, United States. At age 82 Martin Selig net worth is approximately $1.02 Billion. Martin Selig escaped Nazi Germany with his family when he was three years old, starting them on a long trek of hiding and passing through Germany and Poland before Moscow, where they snuck onto the Trans Siberian Railroad.

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💰 Net worth: $1.02 Billion

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



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.

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