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Nickname: Caesar Kimmel, Sydney Kimmel, Sidney J. Kimmel
Profession: Film Producer, Philanthropist
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1928
Place of Birth: Philadelphia
Sidney Kimmel Net Worth: Sidney Kimmel is an American producer, businessman and philanthropist who has a net worth of $1.3 billion. In filmmaking, he worked on such features like "The Kite Runner" and "Death at a Funeral", whereas in business, he is known as the founder of the Jones Group apparel company. Still, his most far-reaching role is the one of a philanthropist. With a goal to donate $1 billion in total throughout his lifetime, Kimmel is an active giver in the fields of healthcare, education, arts and culture. Of Jewish descent, Sidney Kimmel was born in 1929, in Philadelphia, where he attended Temple University. Not finishing school, he preferred to work at W. R. Grace and Company before establishing Jones Apparel Group in 1970. He left his position as CEO of the company in 2002, but still remains chairman of the board of directors. He is now focused on his movie production company, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which most recently released "Stand-Up Guys" (2012), featuring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. Furthermore, he owns arts, real estate, as well as a 5% stake of the Miami Heat basketball team. It was in 2010 that he joined the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge, some seven years after setting up his Sidney Kimmel Foundation and its subsidiary, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research.
Sidney J. Kimmel (born 1928) is founder of the Jones Apparel Group, philanthropist and film producer. Some of his many films include Death at a Funeral and The Kite Runner. He ranked number 655 in the Forbes list of the richest people alive in 2010.


Kimmel, son of a cab driver, was born in 1928 to a Jewish family and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Temple University but did not finish. He now lives in California with his wife Caroline Davis, the former wife of Leonard Tose. Kimmel is featured on Old Jews Telling Jokes.
Kimmel founded Jones Apparel Group in 1970 while working at W. R. Grace and Company. Five years later, he purchased the company with a partner. Notable lines produced by Kimmel include: Jones New York, Evan-Picone, 9 West; licensing deals with Ralph Lauren. He stepped down as chief executive officer of Jones in 2002 and sold most of his shares in the publicly traded company, but remains chairman of the board of directors. He owns art, real estate, movie production outfit Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and a small stake in the professional NBA basketball team Miami Heat.
Founded in 2004, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) is a Los Angeles-based production, finance and distribution company headed by Kimmel. Films produced include SKE and Screen Gems' 2010 remake Death at a Funeral, The Kite Runner (2007), United 93, Breach, Lars and the Real Girl, Adventureland, Death at a Funeral, Synecdoche, New York, and Gone (2012).
Kimmel is an active philanthropist with an emphasis on healthcare, education, arts and culture. His goal is to donate $1 billion in total throughout his lifetime.
In 1993, Kimmel founded the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The foundation's Cancer Research division pledged to contribute $120 million to institutions serving healthcare, education, arts and culture. Later, in 2001, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research donated $150 million to Johns Hopkins University. The donation became the largest single gift e

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