|Born||April 9, 1942|
Stanford Business School
|Spouse(s)||Anne (Hendricks) Bass (divorced)
Mercedes Bass (divorced)
|Parents||Perry Richardson Bass
Nancy Lee Bass
|Relatives||Sid W. Richardson (great-uncle)
Lee Bass (brother)
Ed Bass (brother)
Robert Bass (brother)
Sid Richardson Bass (born April 9, 1942) is an American investor and philanthropist.
Sid Richardson Bass was born on April 9, 1942. His father, Perry Richardson Bass (died 2006), built an oil fortune with uncle, Sid W. Richardson. He graduated from Yale University and the Stanford Business School.
He took control of the family business in 1968. His investments include oil and gas. Along with his father and two of his brothers, he was the largest shareholder in the The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until after the stock market crash in 2001. Bass was forced to sell his Disney holdings as a result of a margin call, and much of the Bass holdings in Disney were acquired by the Griffith family, who also own large equity holdings in Time-Warner, MGM-UA, and investment powerhouse KKR. Bass remains a board member of the Griffith Group, although personally owning no shares in Disney himself.
He was listed as the 287th richest person in the world in 2007 by Forbes, with a net worth of US$3.0 billion.
His first wife was Anne (Hendricks) Bass. They had a daughter, Hyatt Bass. In 1986, he got divorced and married the Iranian socialite Mercedes Bass (the former Mercedes Kellogg, née Mercedes Tavacoli). They had no children. They divorced in 2011. The divorce proceedings sparked fears that the Metropolitan Opera would lose one of its leading donors; Mercedes Bass had given $25 million to her passion, to which Sid appeared indifferent.
- "The World's Billionaires No. 287 Sid Bass". Forbes. Mar 8, 2007. Retrieved Oct 8, 2011.
- "Yale Gets Gift of $20 Million From Bass Family (Again)". The New York Times. October 6, 1990. Retrieved Oct 8, 2011.
- "Metropolitan Opera, in Tight Times, Receives Record Gift of $25 Million". The New York Times. January 5, 2006. Retrieved Oct 8, 2011.
- Sid Bass and Mercedes Kellogg Stun Society. New York Magazine. October 20, 1986. Retrieved Oct 8, 2011.