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Kenneth Feld

Chairman, Feld Entertainment
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Net worth 2018: $2.51 Billion
Residence: Tampa, Florida
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1948
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Boston University
BIOGRAPHY

Kenneth Feld was bornon 1948 in Tampa, Florida, United States, is Chairman, Feld Entertainment. Kenneth Feld is #963 in List Billionaires People In The World. Kenneth Feld owns live entertainment company Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Disney on Ice, Monster Jam and other shows. Feld Entertainment grew out of Ringling Bros. circus, which was shut down in May 2017 due to falling ticket sales. His father, Irvin, bought Ringling Bros. circus in 1967 for $8 million. Kenneth Feld took over in 1984 following his father's death. Since then, he has worked to diversify beyond the Big Top. A Disney on Ice version of the hit movie Frozen has been particularly popular.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2014

$1.8 Billion

2015

$1.8 Billion

2016

$2.7 Billion

2017

$2.5 Billion

2018

$2.51 Billion

My goal was to grow, and that wasn't always consistent with what everyone else in the company wanted to do.

Kenneth Feld
TIMELINE
2014

In January, 2014 Forbes reported that Feld had become a billionaire

2009

In 2009, the Feld Family Foundation pledged $10 million to Boston University

2006

In July 2006, he was inducted into the International Circus Hall of Fame

2004

According to a 2004 article in Forbes magazine, he was worth $775 million and lives in Potomac, Maryland

1990

From 1990 to 1997, he was involved in a program of surveillance, which included wiretapping, directed against Janice Pottker, a journalist who had written about the Feld family, and of various animal rights groups such as PETA and the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

1989

Disney Studio co-produced "Largely New York" with Feld that premiered on 000000001989-05-01-0000May 1, 1989 at St

1984

The business was started by his father Irvin Feld who also promoted Beatles concerts, and Ken became CEO upon his father's death in 1984

1970

He graduated from the Boston University School of Management in 1970 with a management degree (Feld is currently a member of the BU Board of Trustees)

1958

His mother committed suicide in 1958 so he and his sister Karen were raised by their aunt and uncle

1948

Kenneth Jeffrey Feld (born 1948 in Washington, DC) is the CEO of Feld Entertainment, which has operated the now closed Ringling Bros

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