Eli Broad

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Eli Broad
Eli Broad (cropped).jpg
Broad in 2008
Born(1933-06-06)June 6, 1933
DiedApril 30, 2021(2021-04-30) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
MonumentsThe Broad
Alma materMichigan State University
  • Businessman
  • philanthropist
Net worthUS$6.8 billion (November 2019)[1]
Political partyDemocratic
Edythe Lawson (m. 1954)

Eli Broad (/brd/ BROHD;[2] June 6, 1933 – April 30, 2021) was an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. In June 2019, Forbes ranked Broad as the 233rd-wealthiest person in the world[3] and the 78th-wealthiest person in the United States. He had a net worth of $6.7 billion.[4]

Broad was known for his philanthropic work to public K–12 education, scientific and medical research and the visual and performing arts.[5]

Eli Broad died on April 30, 2021, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, after a long illness, less than two months before his 88th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Forbes profile: Eli Broad". Forbes. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Eli Broad, Billionaire Entrepreneur Who Reshaped Los Angeles, Dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  3. "Eli Broad". Forbes. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  4. "Forbes 400 2018". Forbes. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. "Eli and Edythe Broad". The Broad. Retrieved April 17, 2019.