Walter Shorenstein & family’s profile picture

Walter Shorenstein & family

Walter Shorenstein & family’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.1 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Country: United States
BirthDay: 15 February 1915
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: 24/06/2010
Children: 3
Education: Drop Out, U of Pennsylvania

Walter Shorenstein & family was bornon 15 February 1915 in United States. Left U. of Pennsylvania for military in WWII. Moved to San Francisco with pregnant wife and $1,000. Started as salesman for commercial real estate firm. Became partner 1951, president and owner 1960. Built up portfolio of office properties, including the Bank of America Center in San Francisco. Benefited from real estate price hikes during Silicon Valley dot-com era. Onetime owner of 20% of city's office space started selling after tech bubble burst. Recently built office space in Portland, Ore. Son, Douglas, is chairman. Daughter, Carole, has won 5 Tonys as a Broadway producer.


$1.1 Billion


$1.1 Billion


Shorenstein had a heart ailment and died in 1994 at the age 76 in San Francisco


In 1993, he and Mikhail Gorbachev established the Gorbachev Foundation in San Francisco


In honor of his daughter who died of cancer in 1985, Shorenstein founded the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy — renamed the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy in 2014 — at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government


, a firm he bought in 1960 upon its founder's death and renamed after himself


In 1945, Shorenstein married Phyllis Finley of Wellington, Kansas


In 1941, he enlisted in the United States Air Force


In 1934, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania


Shorenstein was born to a Jewish family in 1915 in Glen Cove, New York, son of a clothier


His uncle, Hyman Shorenstein, was a political "kingmaker" in New York during the early 20th century, and ancestor to a number of New York politicians

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