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Henry Hillman

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Net worth 2018: $2.6 Billion
Industry: Investments
Country: United States
BirthDay: 25 December 1918
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: 14/04/2017
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University
BIOGRAPHY

Henry Hillman was bornon 25 December 1918 in United States. Henry Hillman, an early backer of private equity firm KKR and venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, died in April 2017 at age 1998. Hillman joined his family's coal, steel and gas business, Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical, in 1945 after graduating from Princeton. When his father died in 1959, he bought out his 5 siblings, sold off the company's assets and reinvested in real estate, private equity and other investments. In recent years, he'd poured millions of dollars into his foundation to fund projects in his hometown of Pittbsburgh.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.1 Billion

2010

$2.1 Billion

2011

$2.2 Billion

2012

$2.2 Billion

2013

$2.4 Billion

2014

$2.5 Billion

2015

$2.5 Billion

2016

$2.5 Billion

2017

$2.6 Billion

2018

$2.6 Billion

TIMELINE
2012

In 2012 Henry began to give additional annual contributions to the Henry L

2004

He stepped down from active management of The Hillman Company in 2004

1988

Hillman served as a director of Pittsburgh National Bank from its founding until 1988

1980

The Hillman Company was the largest single venture capital investor in the country during the early 1980s

1976

In 1976, Hillman became the first limited partner in the leveraged buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)

1972

”One of the first to invest in private equity funds, Hillman in 1972 became a founding limited partner in the first venture capital fund of the firm Kleiner Perkins (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

1970

); the Copeland Corporation (chairman 1970–1986); Cummins Engine Company, Inc

1968

He was named Industrialist of the Year in 1968 by the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Society of Industrial Realtors and Business Leader of the Year in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce

1967

He served as president of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development from 1967-70 and as chair from 1970-73

1960

Just several of the scores of companies acquired and sold between the 1960s and 1990s were Marion Power Shovel Company, Copeland Refrigeration Corp, American Flyers Airline Corporation, Bahnson Service Company, Global Marine Systems, Joseph Magnin Co

1959

; Shakespeare Company; Texas Gas Transmission (chairman 1959–1975); and Wilson Marine Transit

1946

In January 1946, Hillman joined Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical, which produced and sold coke, merchant pig iron, and such coal-derived byproducts as activated carbon

1945

Hillman married Elsie Hilliard (1925–2015) in Pittsburgh on May 12, 1945

1942

He became a Naval aviator in 1942, holding the rank of lieutenant and serving until after the war’s end in 1945

1941

He enlisted in the Navy before the United States entered World War II in December 1941 and served first as an aide to Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, chief of the Bureau of Naval Personnel

1940

Active in Pittsburgh civic leadership since the years of the city's first “renaissance” in the late 1940s, Hillman has served as a director or trustee of ACTION Housing, Inc

1918

Henry Lea Hillman (December 25, 1918 – April 14, 2017) was an American billionaire businessman, investor, civic leader, and philanthropist

1880

(1880–1959) and Juliet Cummins Hillman (née Lea; 1885–1940)

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