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Edmund Ansin

President, Sunbeam Television, Corp.
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Net worth 2018: $1.35 Billion
Industry: Media
Residence: Miami Beach, Florida
Country: United States
BirthDay: 9 March 1936
Sigh: Aries
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Edmund Ansin was bornon 9 March 1936 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States, is President, Sunbeam Television, Corp.. Edmund Ansin is #1741 in List Billionaires People In The World. Edmund Ansin inherited a real estate fortune and has added television stations to his portfolio. More than half a century ago he paid $3.4 million for Miami's WSVN, which pioneered the "if it bleeds, it leads" style of TV journalism. He took that approach to his native Boston market, where operated NBC and CW affiliate stations. In 2016 NBC announced it would ditch Ansin in favor of its own channel starting in 2017. Ansin sued NBC parent Comcast, alleging a violation of contract and anti-trust laws, but the case was dismissed. Back in the '50s, he and his father Sidney used proceeds from the family's Boston shoemaking business to buy Florida real estate. Ansin owns commercial real estate in Florida and Indianapolis. His son Andrew has been working with Edmund since 1985 and oversees construction projects like the Miramar Park of Commerce, a 5 million sq. foot development in south Florida.


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WSVN reported $96 million in revenues in 2011In 1993, returning to his childhood home, he bought Boston's WHDH Channel 7 in 1993


” In 2006, Sunbeam Television purchased Boston's WLVI, a CW Television Network affiliate, from Tribune Broadcasting


In 1988, WSVN lost its affiliation with NBC and Ansin, after rebuking then CBS chairman Laurence Tisch's offer to purchase the station, found himself without network sponsorship


After his father's death in 1971, he became Sunbeam's president


In 1962, after his father purchased the license for Miami's WSVN Channel 7 for $3


Ansin was sent back to Massachusetts for preparatory school at Andover Academy and, after two years at Harvard University, he graduated in 1957 from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics


Ansin, the son of a Ukrainian immigrant, founded Anwelt Shoe, a shoe manufacturing business in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and in 1941, he moved the family to Florida

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