63, president and CEO, The Keith Corp.
Wake Forest University, B.A., J.D.
The developer made news in December by buying 105 acres in Research Triangle Park from GlaxoSmithKline. The project could include either a single corporate headquarters or a multibuilding development. Before he and his father, Graeme, started their firm in 1989, the younger Keith was known for his basketball skills: he averaged 30 points a game as a high-school senior, then later played at Georgia and Wake Forest. More recently, he’s gained fame as the father-in-law of professional golfing star Webb Simpson. Keith Corp. has developed more than 23 million square feet of real estate, topping $2.5 billion in value, in 34 states.