Speaker - Jerry Wolman

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Starting with nothing in the mid-1950s, Jerry Wolman went on to become one of America's youngest and richest self-made entrepreneurs. Heralded as "The Boy Wonder" of real estate, he made his reputation and fortune building apartment buildings during the post-war era building boom. Wolman continued to build skyscrapers in D.C., and purchased the famed National Theatre and the Raleigh Hotel. Then in 1963, fulfilling the dream of his youth, Jerry Wolman took the sports world by storm when he purchased the Philadelphia Eagles, becoming the youngest owner in the NFL at age 36. He purchased Connie Mack Stadium, and later founded and co-owned the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers. Wolman owned and developed the illustrious Spectrum arena in Philadelphia, as well as the world-famous John Hancock Center in Chicago; he also played an instrumental role in the launch of NFL Films.

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Jerry Wolman: The World's Richest Man

06.16.10 | 01:00:45 min | 0 comments