Nicholas M. Loeb

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Nicholas M. Loeb
Nick Loeb 2014 (cropped).jpg
Loeb in 2014
Born Nicholas Mears Loeb
(1975-08-02) August 2, 1975 (age 38)
United States
Nationality United States
Education B.A. Tulane University
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Anna Pettersson (divorced)
Parents Meta Martindell Harrsen
John Langeloth Loeb, Jr.
Family Edgar Bronfman, Sr. (Uncle)

Nicholas Mears "Nick" Loeb (born August 2, 1975) is an American businessman and son of John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. scion of both the Loeb family (founders of the brokerage firm Loeb, Rhoades & Co.) and Lehman family (founders of the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers).

Early life and education[edit]

Nick Loeb is the son of John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. and his second wife, Meta Martindell Harrsen.[1][2][3] His father was the former United States Ambassador to Denmark (1981–1983) and served as a Delegate to the United Nations (1984). His father was Jewish and his mother a gentile.[4] He has one sister from his father's first marriage to Nina Sundby, Alexandra Loeb Driscoll.[2] His uncle is billionaire Canadian businessman Edgar Bronfman, Sr.[3] His parents divorced when he was one year old and he was raised by his father on the Upper East Side of New York City[3] where he attended the Collegiate School and Loomis Chaffee School.[1] He also spent three years in Denmark where his father was posted.[1] In 1996, his mother killed her third husband, Jeff Bauer and then killed herself.[3][5][6] In 1998,[7] Loeb graduated with a B.A. in management and finance from Tulane University.[3]

Career and political activities[edit]

After college, he worked for Mike Nichols on the film Primary Colors at his uncle's studio Universal Studios[3][1] and then produced and had a bit role in a movie called in The Smokers starring Dominique Swain, Thora Birch, and Busy Phillips.[8][1] He was also a producer (along with Barbra Streisand) for the documentary PBS series The Living Century.[9] He moved to Florida and worked with Lehman Brothers and later founded Carbon Solutions America which provides climate change advisory services to corporate and government clients[7] where he helped to produce the country’s first carbon neutral wine.[10]

In 2005, Loeb lost the Delray Beach, Florida city commission race.[11] In 2008, he served as finance co-chairman for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential run.[1] In 2009, running as a Republican with the support of Giuliani,[12] he abandoned a state Senate campaign because he was going through a divorce from his first wife[11][13] who had just been arrested for a DUI.[12] He used his own money to compensate all the contributors to his campaign.[12] In 2011, Loeb decided against running for the United States Senate due to health issues stemming from severe injuries incurred in a car accident in 2010.[11][14][15][16][17] Loeb describes himself as a "Teddy Roosevelt Republican."[18]

In 2006 he formed Loeb’s Foods[7] and in April 2011, he founded the Crunchy Condiment Company[1] which sells Onion Crunch, a fried onion topping[7][19][20] with products being sold in over 17,000 locations.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Loeb was married to Swedish model Anna Pettersson but they later divorced.[8] Loeb was engaged to Modern Family actress, Sofía Vergara.[21][22][23] On May 23, 2014, Vergara announced that the engagement has been called off, again.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h New York Times: "Nicholas Loeb: Forget All the Rest, He’s Mr. Condiment" By GEORGE GURLEY October 18, 2013
  2. ^ a b Ambassador Loeb website: Family retrieved July 16, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e f New York Post: "Poor Little Rich Boy - Filmmaker Nicholas Loeb Is From One Of N.Y.'s Wealthiest Families, But Money Can't Buy Happiness" by Hallie Levine August 19, 1999
  4. ^ "Luke Ford interview with Producer Nicholas Loeb" February 26, 2002 | "I'm only half Jewish. My father is Jewish."
  5. ^ The Westfield Record: "Leader Publisher Slain in Office" March 7, 1996
  6. ^ New York Times: "Newspaper Publisher's Wife Kills Him, and Then Herself" By DAVID STOUT March 05, 1996
  7. ^ a b c d Nick Loeb.com retrieved July 16, 2013
  8. ^ a b Daily beat: "Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé, Nicholas Loeb, Just Can’t Catch A Break" by Tricia Romano January 8, 2013
  9. ^ Ocean Drive Magazine: "Getting to Know Nick Loeb" by Jason Jeffers October 28, 2011
  10. ^ Sonoma-Loeb website: "Nick Loeb, Vice President Sales & Marketing" retrieved December 30, 2013
  11. ^ a b c Palm Beach Post: "Delray Beacher Nick Loeb says he's still weighing whether he'll enter Senate race" By George Bennett January 23, 2011
  12. ^ a b c Palm Beach Post: "Stung by divorce, Nick Loeb dropping state Senate bid and pledging full refund to contributors" by George Bennett October 13, 2009
  13. ^ Miami Herald: "This time, Sofia Vergara's boyfriend might really, really run for US Senate" Marc Caputo November 16, 2011
  14. ^ Broward Beat: "Former Senate Candidate Nick Loeb In Serious Accident" BY BUDDY NEVINS 2010
  15. ^ Fox News: "Sofia Vergara’s Boyfriend Nick Loeb to Announce Senate Candidacy" by Alexandra Gratereaux November 17, 2011
  16. ^ Miami Herald: "Sorry, gawkers: Sofia Vergara's bf won't run for U.S. Senate. What about State Sen.?" by Marc Caputo November 17, 2011
  17. ^ Broward Sun Sentinel: "Nick Loeb won't seek U.S. Senate nomination" By Anthony Man November 17, 2011
  18. ^ NBC Miami: "Sofia Vergara's Boyfriend Nick Loeb Not Running for Senate - Republican businessman, beau of "Modern Family" star said he isn't entering race" By Brian Hamacher and Lisa Orkin Emmanuel November 17, 2011
  19. ^ Huffington Post: "Onion Crunch: Nick Loeb's Crispy Condiment Is Actually Great" May 15, 2010
  20. ^ Wall Street Journal: "A New Condiment for the Modern Family" By Marshall Heyman January 13, 2012
  21. ^ "Sofia Vergara gets engaged". 11 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Sofia Vergara, Nick Loeb Engaged". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Sofia Vergara Engaged, Shows Off Ring During Birthday Celebration". uk.eonline.com. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Sofia Vergara splits from fiance". Toronto Sun. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

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