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Nickname: Charles Rosner Bronfman, Charles Rosner Bronfman, PC CC
Profession: Businessperson
Nationality: Canada
Date of Birth: 1931-06-27
Place of Birth: Montreal
Charles Bronfman Net Worth: Charles Bronfman is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist who has a net worth of $2 billion. He came into riches after he and his brother, Edgar Bronfman Sr., inherited the Seagram Company Ltd in 1971 after the death of their father, Sam. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Seagram has turned from a small liquor company into a true spirit empire, i.e., the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in the world. Born on June 27, 1931 in Montreal, Canada, Charles took his Bachelor's degree from McGill University, after which he started his professional career. Mostly he was involved in the running of the family business, whereas he also carried out some side projects and engagements from time to time. Especially after 2000 when the company was acquired by Vivendi for $34 billion the Bronfman family focused more of their attention to other activities, including philanthropic ones. In the period from 1997 to 2002, Bronfman served as the Chairman of the Board at Koor Industries Ltd., one of the largest investment holding companies. Having signed Warren Buffett's and Bill Gates' Giving Pledge, Mr. Bronfman has given away or pledged a total of $350 million to charities including the foundation he started with his wife Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. What's more, he has authored two books on charity and the philosophy of giving.
Charles Bronfman, PC CC (born June 27, 1931) is a Canadian / American businessman and philanthropist and is a member of the Canadian Jewish Bronfman family. With an estimated net worth of $2 billion (as of 2013), Bronfman was ranked by Forbes as the 14th wealthiest Canadian and 736th in the world.

Bronfman was born in Montreal. He was educated at Selwyn House School in Montreal, Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, and McGill University.
He is the son of Samuel Bronfman and Saidye Rosner Bronfman. He has two older sisters, the art patron Baroness Aileen "Minda" Bronfman de Gunzberg, and architecture expert and developer Phyllis Lambert. His older brother, Edgar Bronfman, Sr., was his fellow Co-Chair of Seagrams. Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is Edgar's son.
Bronfman said he is Canadian in his heart but wanted to get dual citizenship in order to vote in the United States.
Bronfman held various positions in the family's liquor empire, Seagrams, from 1951 to 2000. Bronfman and his brother, Edgar Bronfman Sr., inherited the Seagram spirits empire in 1971 after the death of their father, Sam Bronfman. Bronfman is a former Co-Chairman of the Seagram Company Ltd. On the demise of the company: ???It was a disaster, it is a disaster, it will be a disaster,??? he says. ???It was a family tragedy.???
Bronfman is the former majority owner of the Montreal Expos franchise in Major League Baseball from the team's formation in 1968 until 1990.
From 1986 to the present, he serves as Chairman of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Inc. He plans to close the foundation in 2016.
From November 1997 until July 2002, Bronfman was the Chairman of the Board of Koor Industries Ltd., one of Israel's largest investment holding companies. He is the co-chairman of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. From 1999 to 2001, Bronfman was the first Chairman of the United Jewish Communities, the merged North American organization comprising United Jewish

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Charles Bronfman opens up about Seagram's demise: 'It is a disaster'

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That acquisition would prove to be the equivalent of pulling a pin on a grenade. In Distilled, his soon-to-be-released autobiography, Charles Bronfman states repeatedly that operational control should have been handed to outside management and that his ...
Posted: October 19, 2016, 9:04 pm

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