Anita Zucker

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Anita Zucker
Born Anita Goldberg
c. 1952
Residence Charleston, South Carolina
Citizenship United States
Education B.A. University of Florida
M.A. University of North Florida
Occupation Businesswoman and philanthropist
Known for CEO of the Hudson's Bay Company
Net worth US $ 3.1 billion (June 2017)[1]
Spouse(s) Jerry Zucker
Children three
--Jonathan Zucker
--Andrea Muzin
--Jeffrey Zucker

Anita Zucker (born c. 1952) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist.[1] She is the first, and as of 2013 only, woman to have occupied the position of Governor (Chair) of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Biography[edit]

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

She is the widow of the chief executive officer of the Hudson's Bay Company, Jerry Zucker, taking over following her husband's death.[4] She owns the Carolina Ice Palace and the South Carolina Stingrays ice hockey team.[1]

A philanthropist, she serves on the board of the Coastal Community Foundation and Trident United Way, and isa trustee of the Saul Alexander Foundation and the Jewish Endowment Fund.[5] She has served on the boards of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the MUSC Foundation, and Porter-Gaud School.[5] A member of the Republican Party, she endorsed Mitt Romney in January 2012.[6]

As of September 2013, she is the 554th richest person in the world, and the 194th richest in the United States, with an estimated wealth of US $2.6 billion.[1] She is the only billionaire living in South Carolina.[7] She has three children: Jonathan Zucker, Andrea Muzin and Jeffrey Zucker. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.[1]

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 for the Zucker family, the first of The Citadel's five schools to be named for a major donor.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Anita Zucker". Forbes. 22 June 2017.
  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. ^ "Jerry Zucker, Industrialist and Inventor, Is Dead at 58". The New York Times. April 18, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Anita Zucker recognized for supporting young artists". Charleston City Paper. 
  6. ^ "Anita Zucker". Forbes. September 2012.
  7. ^ "Forbes 400". 
  8. ^ 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.