Edward Roski, Jr.
Edward Roski, Jr. was bornon 1938 in Los Angeles, California, United States, is President and Chairman, Majestic Realty, Co.. Edward Roski, Jr. is #365 in List Billionaires People In The World. Through his Majestic Realty, Los Angeles-based developer Edward Roski Jr., owns more than 83 million square feet of real estate across the country. Majestic Realty is developing a 441-acre business park on the site of Pennsylvania's former Bethlehem Steel plant. Roski's father founded Majestic Realty in 1948. Roski Jr. helped lead development of the Staples Center in downtown L.A., and is a minority owner of the L.A. Kings and the L.A. Lakers. In 2016, Roski and his wife, Gayle, announced a $25 million gift to endow an eye institute at the University of Southern California.
In October 2017, Roski was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
In 2016, Roski and his wife donated $25 million to the eye institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC
In 2010, California legislature passed a bill that gave Roski an exemption to environmental review of the $800 million stadium proposal
In 2007, Roski founded the Land of the Free Foundation to support war veterans and families, and has contributed more than $10 million to its efforts
In 2006, he and his wife donated $23 million for its fine arts school, since renamed the USC Roski School of Art and Design
Roski set up the Majestic Realty Foundation in 2002, as a community outreach program focusing on youth, family, education, health and violence prevention
During his minority ownership, the Lakers won NBA Championships in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010; and the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014
Roski became a minority owner of the Los Angeles Kings in 1995, and a minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1998
Roski has served as its president since 1994, and previously as the executive vice-president and chief operating officer, from 1978 to 1994
In 1965, Roski was deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay to South Vietnam, and saw action in the Vietnam War
Roski enrolled in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from USC in 1962
Roski and Garner met in 1960, while studying at USC
moved the family to Southern California, founded Majestic Realty in 1948