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John Fisher

President, Pisces, Inc.
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Net worth 2018: $2.96 Billion
Residence: San Francisco, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 19 October 1469
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: 22/06/1535
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Master of Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business

John Fisher was bornon 19 October 1469 in San Francisco, California, United States, is President, Pisces, Inc.. John Fisher is #845 in List Billionaires People In The World. John Fisher is the youngest of Gap founders Doris and Donald Fisher's three sons and the only brother who does not sit on Gap's board. He is a majority owner of the Oakland A's baseball team and has smaller stakes in MLS' San Jose Earthquakes and the Scottish Glasgow Celtic F.C. John manages his family's investments as president of Pisces Inc. John is a chairman of the Knowledge Is Power Program Foundation (KIPP), a non-profit network of public charter schools. The three Fisher brothers attended Princeton University and went on to study at Stanford University's School of Business.


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In 1980, despite being an opponent of the English Reformation, Fisher was added to the Church of England's calendar of Saints and Heroes of the Christian Church, jointly with Thomas More, to be commemorated every 6 July (the date of More's execution) as "Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535"


John Fisher was portrayed by veteran actor Joseph O'Conor in the film Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), by Bosco Hogan in the miniseries The Tudors, and by Geoffrey Lewis in the 1971 miniseries The Six Wives of Henry VIII


He was later canonised, on 19 May 1935, by Pope Pius XI along with Thomas More, after the presentation of a petition by English Catholics


Fisher was beatified by Pope Leo XIII with Thomas More and 52 other English Martyrs on 29 December 1886 and canonised, with Thomas More, on 19 May 1935 by Pope Pius XI


Fisher refused the oath and was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 26 April 1534


In the autumn of 1533, various arrests were made in connection with the so-called revelations of the Holy Maid of Kent, Elizabeth Barton, but as Fisher was taken seriously ill in December, proceedings against him were postponed for a time


In May 1532, Sir Thomas More resigned the chancellorship and, in June, Fisher preached publicly against the divorce


As early as 1531 he began secretly communicating with foreign diplomats


A year later, in 1530, the continued encroachments on the Church moved Fisher, as Bishop of Rochester, along with the Bishops of Bath and Ely, to appeal to the Holy See


In November 1529, the "Long Parliament" of Henry's reign began encroaching on the Catholic Church's prerogatives


On about 11 February 1526, at the King's command, he preached a famous sermon against Luther at St Paul's Cross, the open-air pulpit outside St Paul's Cathedral in London


Fisher has also been named, though without any real proof, as the true author of the royal treatise against Martin Luther entitled "Assertio septem sacramentorum" (Defence of the Seven Sacraments), published in 1521, which won for King Henry VIII the title "Fidei Defensor" (Defender of the Faith)


At the end of July 1516 he was at Cambridge for the opening of St John's College and consecrated the chapel


In 1512 Fisher was nominated as one of the English representatives at the Fifth Council of the Lateran, then sitting, but his journey to Rome was postponed, and finally abandoned


As a preacher his reputation was so great that Fisher was appointed to preach the funeral oration for King Henry VII and the Lady Margaret, both of whom died in 1509, the texts being extant


From 1505 to 1508 he was also the President of Queens' College


On 5 July 1501, he became a doctor of sacred theology and 10 days later was elected Vice-Chancellor of the University


In 1494 he resigned his benefice to become proctor of the university and three years later was appointed master debator, about which date he also became chaplain and confessor to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, mother of King Henry VII


Fisher was ordained into the Catholic priesthood on 17 December 1491 - the same year that he was elected a fellow of his college


Fisher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1487 and in 1491, proceeded to a Master of Arts degree


Fisher studied at the University of Cambridge from 1484, where at Michaelhouse he came under the influence of William Melton, a pastorally-minded theologian open to the new current of reform in studies arising from the Renaissance


John Fisher was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, in 1469, the eldest son of Robert Fisher, a modestly prosperous merchant of Beverley, and Agnes, his wife

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