Frank W. Pritt is the founder of Attachmate Corp., a software company he founded in 1982. It went on to become Washington's largest privately held software firm. He was listed on Forbes' list of 400 richest Americans in October 1995. He announced his retirement from Attachmate, where he had held the office of president, in 2005.
On May 17, 2006 Frank listed his estate in Orange County for sale with a price of $75 million. The 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) estate, located in Corona del Mar, CA, is named the Portabello Estate. The estate finally sold towards the end of 2010 for $34.1 million plus the buyer also gave the seller a property valued at around $7 million Based in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, the company reported sales last year of $340 million, according to Dun & Bradstreet Inc. In the mid-'90s, Forbes magazine listed Pritt among the wealthiest Americans, with an estimated net worth of $500 million.