Robert J. Fisher

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Robert J. Fisher
Born (1954-08-26) August 26, 1954 (age 60)
Residence San Francisco
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
Alma mater B.A. Princeton University
M.B.A. Stanford University
Occupation Director of The Gap Inc.
Net worth Increase $1.6 billion (March 2013)[1]
Spouse(s) Elizabeth S. Fisher
Children three
Parents Donald Fisher
Doris Feigenbaum

Robert J. (Bob) Fisher (born August 26, 1954) is an American businessman. He has been a director of Gap Inc. since 1990; he was previously chairman of the board and interim chief executive officer.[2] The son of Gap Inc. founders Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, Bob Fisher has been involved with the company as a board member or employee for nearly 30 years.

Early life and education[edit]

Fisher was born to a Jewish family,[3] is the son of Doris Feigenbaum Fisher and Donald Fisher, the co-founders of Gap, Inc.[1] He has two brothers: William S. Fisher and John J. Fisher. Fisher attended Phillips Exeter Academy[4] and Princeton University, where he received a bachelor's degree.[1] He is also a graduate of the Stanford University School of Business, from which he earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration.[1]


Fisher's professional history with the company began when he became a Gap store manager in 1980. Following that, Fisher went to work at the company's corporate headquarters, where his roles increased in responsibility, with hands-on experience as a merchant and executive.

In 1989, Fisher was named President of Banana Republic; in 1990, became a member of the Board of Directors of Gap Inc., and in 1992, he was named an Executive Vice President of Gap Inc. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Gap Inc., at which time he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the company. In 1997, he was named President of Gap brand, overseeing the adult, babyGap and GapKids businesses. In 2004, he served as chairman of the Board of Directors.


Fisher is a trustee on various non-profit boards, including Conservation International, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Elizabeth S. Fisher[5] and they have three children.[1] The couple lives in San Francisco.[1]