George Argyros Jr.
philanthropist and public figure in Newport Beach, California
George Argyros, Jr. is an entrepreneur and senior executive with a considerable experience in the fields of life insurance, financial investments, and real estate. With a career marked by successful ventures in various industries, George Argyros, Jr. has founded and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Elite Financial Group, LLC; Leveraged Life, Inc.; and the Argyros Group.
Argyros's companies provide a broad range of products and services that adopt unique and versatile business models. He founded and serves as CEO for Elite Financial Group, a company that appropriates investment capital for real estate loans, providing a fixed return for lenders. He is also the CEO for Elite Financial's subsidiary, Leveraged Life, Inc., a leader in life insurance premium financing programs. Also rounding out his portfolio are Eagle Investment Fund, a private equity firm, and The Argyros Group, a diversified investment group.
An active philanthropist, George Argyros, Jr. donated over $25,000 to charitable organizations in 2010 alone. He has supported nonprofit organizations such as the Orangewood Children's Foundation, Life Changing Lives and the Second Harvest Food Bank. His donations have also helped support medical benefit programs such as the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Operation Smile, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association. He and his wife have cofounded their own philanthropic effort, the Shannon and George Argyros, Jr. Charitable Foundation.
A sports boat enthusiast, Argyros owns a 43-foot Donzi speedboat and is the former Chairman of the Board of the Florida Powerboat Club. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and both snow and water skiing.