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Profession: Financier
Date of Birth: Aug 23, 1915
Nicknames: Carl R. Pohlad
Country: United States of America
Carl Pohlad was a businessman and owner of Baseballs Minnesota Twins, with a net worth of $2.6 billion. Carl Pohlad earned his net worth through his business ventures in transportation, banking and sports. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa and passed away in 2009.
Carl R. Pohlad (August 23, 1915 - January 5, 2009) was a successful financier and the owner of the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise from 1984 (succeeding Calvin Griffith) until his death in 2009.
Carl Pohlad was born on August 23, 1915, to a poor Slovak family in Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines in 1934. He attended and played football for Compton Junior College in Southern California for a short time. Bing Crosby saw him play football and recruited him to play for his alma mater Gonzaga University in Washington. Pohlad attended Gonzaga but dropped out after the football season of his senior year.
He was drafted to serve in WWII serving from 1943 to 1946. During his time in the service, he fought in Europe, spending some time in France, Germany, and Austria. Pohlad was scheduled to participate in the Normandy Invasion (D-Day), but a case of Poison Oak kept him out of the invasion's early stages. He was wounded in battle, and was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal.
After the war he returned to Iowa, married Eloise O'Rourke Pohlad and later moved to Edina, Minnesota.
Pohlad's wife, Eloise, died in 2003. They had three sons during their 56-year marriage: James, Robert, and William, who all serve as Executive Board Members of the Minnesota Twins
Pohlad got his start in the banking business by foreclosing farms during the Great Depression. After the Depression, he began investing in community banks. Over several decades, he built a banking empire. He bought deposits from The Midwest Federal Savings & Loan after its collapse in 1989. Eventually he sold his bank Marquette Bank to Wells Fargo in 2002. In 2006 Forbes ranked him tied for the 107th richest person in the United States, with a net worth of 2.6 billion dollars.
Pohlad became president of the Twin City Rapid Transit (the Minneapolis St. Paul bus and streetcar company) saving it from Fred A. Ossanna (who

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Twins Announced 2016 Diamond Awards

Shortstop Eduardo Escobar is the winner of the Carl R. Pohlad Community Service Award. Escobar appeared in 105 games, posting a .236 (83-for-352) batting average with 14 doubles, two triples and six home runs. In Venezuela, Escobar has created a foundation ...
Posted: October 19, 2016, 9:29 am

Twins announce Diamond Awards winners

Eduardo Escobar won the Carl R. Pohlad Community Service Award after creating a program to give children in need access to sporting equipment, hosting baseball clinics for kids and donating Twins tickets to Spanish-speaking students at local schools.
Posted: October 19, 2016, 9:04 am

Estate Of Late Minnesota Twins Owner Carl Pohlad Settles With IRS

The late Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad’s three sons, executors of his estate, have chalked up a victory in a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service. Forbes’ Janet Novack first wrote here about the lawsuit filed by Pohlad’s estate in U.S ...
Posted: August 20, 2015, 1:54 pm
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