Brandon Fugal Wiki: Wife, Net Worth, Career and Full Biography

Brandon Daniel Fugal (born April 3, 1973) is an American entrepreneur and commercial real estate broker who is best known for purchasing the Skinwalker Ranch, in 2016 and starring in the series “The secret of Skinwalker Ranch” by History channel.

Brandon Fugal

Moreover, He is also the chairman of Colliers International which is headquartered at Toronto, Canada.

Early Life

Where was Brandon Fugal born? Brandon Fugal was born on April 3, 1973, in Pleasant Grove, Utah to a middle-class family.

His father was also an entrepreneur who ran a construction company. He was raised alongside 3 younger brothers.

Moreover, Fugal had 2 grandfathers who fought in World War II. Fugal graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Business management.

Now, let’s take a look at  Brandon Fugal’s career:


Brandon Fugal is one of the most successful commercial real estate agents in the world.

Currently, he works as a Chairman at the world’s leading real estate firm called Colliers International. Moreover, he has founded and invested in multiple companies.

But how did he manage to achieve so much in his life?

In this section, we will take a deep dive into how Brandon as a high school student visioned working with leading business tycoons and CEOs and achieved it.

The Beginning

The Beginning

While Brandon was in Junior high school, he didn’t have an exact goal of what he wanted to do in life.

He grew up in a family where his dad was an entrepreneur who ran a construction company.

So, it was obvious for him to develop an interest in the business world. And one day, his father got a book called Iacocca for father’s day.

He got his hands on the book and finished reading it. It was the autobiography of Lee Iacocca, the head of Ford Motors Company.

The book inspired him to see the world differently. He was fascinated by the world of business after reading the book.

He started learning about different fortune 500 companies, CEOs, and business leaders.

Fugal’s Vision

Brandon Fugal's Vision

While he was in senior high school, he got a subscription to the Wall Street Journal business week to learn more about business and entrepreneurship.

He had made up his mind to work with the Industry leader, CEOs & visionaries.

He started brainstorming different career paths that would allow him to work with powerful people.

He came across different career path ideas like banking, corporate law, securities brokerage, and so on. But nothing really clicked for him.

While he was still on the hunt for a career path, he stumbled upon his uncle at a gas station.

His uncle was in the commercial real estate business and Fugal asked him what he does for a living and his uncle replied that he works as a commercial real estate broker.

Brandon had no idea about commercial real estate and he asked more about it.

His uncle explained that his primary focus was on the sales and lease of office properties and he gets to work with CEOs and business leaders with their headquarters requirements.

Bradon was amazed by his uncle’s job as he had been looking for opportunities like this.

Seeing his interest in this business, his uncle introduced him to Scott McDonald, the number one real estate broker in the states.

Upon completing high school, he got hired in Scott’s company and he charted his course.

He was just 18 when he ventured into the world of commercial real estate business and this was the beginning.

Missionary and First Deal

Missionary and first deal

Fugal gained some experience working in Scott’s company and he spend more than a year building his practice.

At the time he built a proprietary database tracking all the inventory from Downtown Salt lake to Provo.

He started contracting all the business owners and entrepreneurs in that area to get a chance to represent them.

He knew the real estate business had a slow sales cycle so he was patient enough to work hard on this business.

He worked more than 60 hours per week and made $500 in that year.

However, Fugal was also serving a mission for the LDS church at the time while having an active license for the real estate business.

Fugal stated in a podcast his experience serving a mission for the church impacted him in a big way.

According to him, serving needy people without any selfish care resulted in a huge impact on his life, and still to this day he is impacted.

He got his first real estate deal completed while he was serving a mission for the church.

Fugal got the money from the deal wired to his Hawaii account and he even got himself his first Armani suit as a celebration.

He closed 3 – 4 more deals while he was still serving a mission.

However, he would spend all the money on material goods as well as taking his companions for lunch.

Colliers International

Colliers International

After he got back home, he would run out of money and he had to start from scratch.

With his experience working in the business for more than a year now combined with his updated contact management program, he started outreaching more businesses and entrepreneurs and he started closing tons of deals.

At the age of 21, Brandon made a breakthrough deal that got him a national article feature in Money Magazine’s Your Company.

He represented Richard Holland’s 6-person software startup.

After that, Fugal never had to look back as he climbed the ladder of success in the commercial real estate business.

Brandon was the co-founder and owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors before merging and partnering with Colliers International which is one of the leading real estate firms in the world.

Currently, Brandon works as Chairman at Colliers International while venturing into multiple businesses simultaneously.

Fugal is currently recognized as one of the leading real estate agents in the world and was recently named 2022 CCIM Utah Office Broker of the Year.

He is also a Co-Founder and board member at Axcend which is a liquid chromatography company.

Brandon Fugal Wife

Who is Brandon Fugal’s wife? Brandon Fugal is currently married to Kristen McCarty Fugal and she constantly gets featured on Brandon’s Instagram account.

Brandon Fugal Wife Kristen
Brandon Fugal with his Wife Kristen McCarty Fugal

Fugal was previously married to Lacey Anne Fugal and they have two daughters (one is named Ireland) and two sons named Hunter and Chase.


What is Brandon Fugal’s height & weight? The Skinwalker ranch owner has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. His weight is not available as of 2022.

Fugal’s zodiac sign is Aries and he is of white ethnicity.

Net Worth

What is Brandon Fugal’s net worth? The American Businessman has an estimated net worth of $450 Million. He acquired most of his wealth working as a commercial real estate broker.

Currently, he works as a chairman at Colliers International, co-owner at Aero Dynamic Jets, and Co-founder and Board Member at

Apart from these, he has invested and is a board member of many companies.

Fugal has diverse real estate holdings which include Skinwalker Ranch, 1,250 acres of Hawaii North Shore, Thanksgiving Development, and Evermore Park.

With his massive wealth and a keen interest in technology, UtahValley360 calls him Utah’s Elon Musk.


  • Ready Player One is one of Brandon Fugal’s favorite books.
  • Fugal always sees himself as a trusted advisor to business leaders rather than a commercial real state salesperson.
  • His favorite movie is It’s a wonderful life.
  • Brandon is a huge movie buff as well as a film memorabilia collector.
  • Brandon Fugal’s one of the best movie props in his collection is the Jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1984 movie “The Terminator”. The jacket even has fake blood, fire damage, and bullet holes


Image Credit: @brandonfugal Instagaram

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