How many Ephs (or Eph relatives) are in the Forbes 400? I see:

#136 Edgar Bronfman ’51
#182 Robert Rich ’63
#365 Stephen Case ’80
#385 Herbert Allen ’62

Other Eph-connected folks include Robert Kraft, with two Williams sons (Jon ’86, a trustee and Josh ’89, a Bicentennial Medal winner). Any others?

Background from Forbes on the Ephs below. Previous discussions here and here. New VP of Alumni Development John Malcom ’86 will be targeting rich Ephs like these for the core of the College’s next capital campaign. Have any advice for him?

Thrice-divorced Edgar Bronfman Sr. is the son of a Russian immigrant who used to smuggle whiskey across the US-Canadian border in the Prohibition era. Edgar later ran the U.S. arm of liquor giant Joseph E. Seagram & Sons while brother Charles took care of operations in Canada. Son Edgar Jr. lost billions for the family when he sold Seagram’s lucrative stake in DuPont chemicals to buy film studio MCA/Universal and music business Polygram. The merger was disastrous; the Bronfmans sold the rest of their Seagram stake to Vivendi in 2000 for $34 billion. More recent family woes: daughters Clare and Sara are followers of the man Forbes called “the world’s strangest executive coach” in a 2003 cover story. Court documents claim the two have given Keith Raniere, leader of ‘self-awareness’ group NXIVM, millions over the years.

Stake in Rich Products now 75% after priest brother David sold his stake and dropped from ranks of the 400. Hollywood turning his book Fish Fights into film Islamorada. Soy-based whipped cream company founded by father Robert Sr. now the basis of $2.9 billion (sales) food empire. Led campaign to raise $1.5 billion for nonprofit medical mecca Cleveland Clinic.

AOL founder made biggest bet in tech boom, merging with Time Warner in 2000; resigned as chairman 2003. Investments range from social media ventures to luxury resorts, a Hawaii farm and popular car-sharing club, Zipcar. Sold financial services company Revolution Money to American Express for $300 million in January. Hawaii native attended prestigious Punahou, same Hawaii high school as Barack Obama. Created Case Foundation with wife, Jean, in 1997 to invest in “citizen-centered” philanthropy and encourage civic engagement on community issues. Chairs Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), not-for-profit founded with late brother, Dan, in 2001 to fund brain cancer research.

Secretive investment banker hosts very visible retreat in Sun Valley for media big shots. Access path to the resort, appropriately enough, is called Dollar Road. Despite tight security, a process server posing as a fan managed to hand court papers to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as he was lunching at the event. Allen helped take Google public in 2004. Uncle Charles (d. 1994) started investment bank Allen & Co. 1922. Father Herb Sr. (d. 1997) joined 5 years later. Herb Jr. started at boutique bank in 1962. Allen sits on the board of Coca-Cola; is its biggest known individual owner of Coca-Cola stock.

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