Major General Sidney Shachnow and Leonard Stern at The 2012 Green Beret Foundation Gala Dinner on October 3, 2012
The namesake of NYU’s Stern School of Business, Leonard Stern’s wealth has its roots in a family pet supplies business he took over in 1959. He rapidly expanded the business before selling it for $350M in 2000.
His Hartz Mountain Industry owns more than 37M SF in New York and New Jersey, as well as One Superior Place, a luxury rental tower in Chicago.
Stern is an active philanthropist, often championing Jewish causes. The efforts he has been involved in include a 2014 comprehensive poll to measure anti-Semitism across 102 countries and territories. — Scott Klocksin