Anita Zucker

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Anita Zucker
Born
Anita Goldberg

1951/1952 (age 67–68)[1]
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationUniversity of Florida
University of North Florida
OccupationBusinesswoman
Known forChairperson and CEO, Intertech Group
Net worthUS $ 1.8 billion (June 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Jerry Zucker
Children3

Anita Zucker (born 1951/1952) is an American billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the chair at the Hudson's Bay Company. Taking over after her husband's death, she is now the chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Intertech Group. She is the wealthiest person to reside in the state of South Carolina.

Early life and education[edit]

Born Anita Goldberg,[2] Zucker is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Rose and Carl Goldberg.[3][4] She graduated from the University of Florida and received a Master of Arts from the University of North Florida.[1]

Career[edit]

After moving with her husband Jerry to the Charleston area in 1978, the couple launched InterTech in 1982.[5]

She is the widow of Jerry Zucker, and took over his role as chairman and chief executive officer of the Intertech Group following his death in 2008 from a brain tumor.[5][6]

She owns the Carolina Ice Palace and is part owner of the South Carolina Stingrays ice hockey team.[7]

As of July 2019, she is the 962nd richest person in the world (down from 316th in 2018), and the 215th richest in the US, with an estimated wealth of US $1.8 billion.[8] She has three children: Jonathan Zucker, Andrea Muzin and Jeffrey Zucker. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Politics[edit]

Zucker is a member of the Republican Party, and she endorsed Mitt Romney in January 2012.[1] A financial supporter of Lindsey Graham, she was a co-chair in South Carolina of Jeb Bush's campaign for the Republican party nomination in South Carolina in 2016.[9]

Philanthropy[edit]

Zucker is part of the Coastal Community Foundation and Trident United Way, and is a trustee of the Saul Alexander Foundation and the Jewish Endowment Fund.[10] She has served on the boards of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the MUSC Foundation, and Porter-Gaud School.[10]

In November 2014, she donated $4 million to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina for education programs. In return, The Citadel named its School of Education after the Zucker family, the first of The Citadel's five schools to be named after a major donor.[11]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Jerry Zucker, until his death, and they had three children, Jonathan Zucker, Andrea Muzin and Jeffrey Zucker. Jonathan is the president of the InterTech Group.[12] Jeffrey is an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry.[13] She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Forbes profile: Anita Zucker". Forbes. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Weddings/Celebrations: Andrea Zucker, Nicholas Muzin". The New York Times. July 9, 2006.
  3. ^ "Supporters". McNair Center. University of South Carolina. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "Anita Zucker share's family story steeped in survival, love, hard work and charity | The Daniel Island News". thedanielislandnews.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  5. ^ a b "Jerry Zucker, Industrialist and Inventor, Is Dead at 58". The New York Times. April 18, 2008.
  6. ^ Tindera, Michela. "South Carolina - (tie) Anita Zucker - pg.8". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  7. ^ "Zucker family sells South Carolina Stingrays hockey franchise to Connecticut businessman". The Post and Courier. April 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Anita Zucker". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  9. ^ Holland, Steve. "Jeb Bush has quickly scooped up some of Lindsey Graham's key backers in South Carolina". Business Insider.
  10. ^ a b "Anita Zucker recognized for supporting young artists". Charleston City Paper.
  11. ^ Jennifer Berry Hawes (November 11, 2014). "Anita Zucker donates $4 million to The Citadel's education school". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  12. ^ McDermott, John. "Philanthropist Zucker dies". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  13. ^ "Jeffrey Zucker Interview". Ganjly. Retrieved 2019-07-29.