Meet Stephen Ross, The Billionaire Behind NYC’s Hudson Yards Project | Forbes

On Friday, March 15 the public will get to experience Hudson Yards for the first time, when more than 100 stores and two-dozen places to drink and dine open for business. The $25 billion project was conceived in the shadow of September 11th, financed in the wake of the financial crisis and built through the greatest luxury condo boom New York has ever seen. It’s making its debut amid an anti-capitalist, anti-building backlash that Ross, one of nation’s most successful real estate developers with a net worth of $7.7 billion, didn’t see coming.

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