Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.

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Samuel Newhouse, Jr.
BornSamuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.
(1927-11-08) November 8, 1927 (age 86)
New York City, NY, US
ResidenceNew York City, NY, US
NationalityUnited States
EthnicityJewish
OccupationChairman of Condé Nast
Net worthIncrease US$ 9.3 billion (March 2014)[1]
ReligionJudaism
Spouse(s)Jane Franke (1951–1959)
Victoria Newhouse (1973–present)
Children3
ParentsSamuel Newhouse, Sr.
Mitzi Newhouse
 
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Samuel Newhouse, Jr.
BornSamuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.
(1927-11-08) November 8, 1927 (age 86)
New York City, NY, US
ResidenceNew York City, NY, US
NationalityUnited States
EthnicityJewish
OccupationChairman of Condé Nast
Net worthIncrease US$ 9.3 billion (March 2014)[1]
ReligionJudaism
Spouse(s)Jane Franke (1951–1959)
Victoria Newhouse (1973–present)
Children3
ParentsSamuel Newhouse, Sr.
Mitzi Newhouse

Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. (born November 8, 1927), nicknamed Si Newhouse, is an American heir, business magnate and philanthropist. Together with his brother Donald, he owns Advance Publications, founded by their late father in 1909, whose properties include Condé Nast (publisher of magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, etc.), dozens of newspapers across the United States (including The Star-Ledger, The Plain Dealer, The Oregonian, etc.), cable company Bright House Networks and a controlling stake in Discovery Communications. According to Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $9.3 billion, Newhouse is the 47th richest person in the United States. He resides in New York City, NY with his wife.

Biography[edit]

He is the son of Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr., founder of Advance Publications. His grandson, S. I. Newhouse IV, appeared in the documentary Born Rich. Newhouse attended the Horace Mann School in New York City. He has an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion, and he was ranked the 47th richest American by Forbes Magazine in 2011.[1]

Newhouse has given a great deal of money to charity, including $15 million to Syracuse University. He is also an art collector[2] who at one time owned one of the most valuable paintings in the world, a Jackson Pollock drip painting, titled No. 5, 1948.[3] Newhouse was listed by Art News as among the top 200 art collectors in the world.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Samuel Newhouse, Jr. March 2014
  2. ^ Felsenthal, Carol (1998). Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 1-888363-87-8. 
  3. ^ Vogel, Carol (November 2, 2006). "A Pollock Is Sold, Possibly for a Record Price". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Newhouse reference, artnews.com

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