Foster Friess

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Foster Friess
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Freiss at CPAC 2013
Foster Stephen Friess

(1940-04-02)April 2, 1940
DiedMay 27, 2021(2021-05-27) (aged 81)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison (BA)
  • Businessman
  • politician
  • philanthropist
  • political donor
Net worth$1.1 billion (2021)[1]
Political partyRepublican
Lynnette Estes (m. 1962)
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1960–1974
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain

Foster Stephen Friess (April 2, 1940 – May 27, 2021) was an American investment manager and politician. He was a well known donor to Republican Party and Christian right causes.

Friess ran for the Republican nomination for governor of Wyoming in the 2018 election, losing the nomination to State Treasurer Mark Gordon.

In March 2021, Friess was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. He died from the disease two months later in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 27, 2021 at the age of 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Frank, Robert (February 15, 2012). "What is Foster Friess Really Worth?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. Republican Megadonor Foster Friess Dies at 81