Sidney Kimmel

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Background

  • Born in 1928 to a Jewish family in Philadelphia
  • Attended Temple University
  • Lives in California with his wife Caroline Davis
  • Ranked 655 in Forbes list of Richest People Alive

Career

  • Founder of Jones Apparel Group which produced notable clothing lines such as Jones New York, Evan-Picone and 9 West which led to the licensing of Ralph Lauren (Polo). In 2002, he stepped down as chief executive officer, but remains on the board of directors.
  • Started producing movies in 1986 (23 total movies)
  • Sidney Kimmel Entertainment was founded in 2004 which led to the producing of nine movies. Some notables include United 93, Gone and Adventureland.
  • Owns small stake in the NBA team, Miami Heat

Giving Back (Philanthropy)

Sidney Kimmel's life goal is to donate $1 billion to arts and culture, education and healthcare.

  • Founder of Sidney Kimmel Foundation- Cancer Research
  • $150 million to John Hopkins University for cancer research
  • $35 million to Preforming Arts Center in Philadelphia
  • $110 million to the Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • $25 million to the National Museum of American Jewish History
  • $25 million to Stand Up to Cancer