Joan Tisch

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Joan Tisch
Joan Hyman

(1927-07-14)July 14, 1927
DiedNovember 2, 2017(2017-11-02) (aged 90)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
EducationB.A. University of Michigan
OccupationInvestor, Philanthropist
Net worthUS$4 billion (Nov 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Preston Robert Tisch
ChildrenSteve Tisch
Jonathan Tisch
Laurie Tisch

Joan Tisch (née Hyman; July 14, 1927 – November 2, 2017) was an American philanthropist. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan and billionaire heir to the Tisch family fortune (through the Loews Corporation, which remains under family control).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Tisch was born to Howard N. Hyman[2] and his wife, Marie Ziegler.[3] Her father was a Manhattan dentist who helped disabled war veterans attend theater and sporting events. He persuaded Jack Mara, then president of the New York Giants, to donate 400 seats for each home game to disabled fans and their companions, according to a news release from Loews upon his death in 1981.[3] Her mother was born in Germany.[4] In 1948, she received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan[3] and married Preston Robert "Bob" Tisch (1926–2005) the same year. They had three children:

Joan Tisch died on the morning of November 2, 2017, at the age of 90 after a brief illness.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Joan Tisch November 2017
  2. ^ "Howard N. Hyman in the 1940 Census". Archives.
  3. ^ a b c Arnold, Laurence (2 November 2017). "Joan Tisch, Billionaire Matriarch of Loews Kin, Dies at 90". Bloomberg.
  4. ^ "Marie Ziegler in the 1940 Census". Archives.
  5. ^ New York Times: "Candlelight Wedding Joins 2 Billionaire Families" By GEORGIA DULLEA April 19, 1988
  6. ^ New York Times: "Preston Robert Tisch, Owner of Loews Hotels and Giants, Dies" By DOUGLAS MARTIN November 16, 2005
  7. ^ The New York Observer: The Tisch Family by Anna Schneider-Mayerson December 18, 2006
  8. ^ New York Observer: "Laurie Tisch Illuminates Children’s Lives" By Ken Kurson October 24, 2013
  9. ^ Roberts, Sam (2 November 2017). "Joan Tisch, Patron of the Arts and AIDS Fight, Dies at 90". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Rock, Tom (2 November 2017). "Joan Tisch dies; matriarch of Giants' co-owning family was 90". Newsday. Retrieved 2017-10-02.

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