Anita Zucker

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Anita Zucker
BornAnita Goldberg
1951/1952 (age 66–67)[1]
ResidenceCharleston, South Carolina, US
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationUniversity of Florida
University of North Florida
OccupationBusinesswoman
Known forCEO, Hudson's Bay Company
Net worthUS $ 3.7 billion (April 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Jerry Zucker
Children3

Anita Zucker (born c. 1952) is an American billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the first, and as of 2013 only, woman to have held the position of governor (chair) of the Hudson's Bay Company.

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 Masters 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.[4]

She is the widow of the chief executive officer of the Hudson's Bay Company, Jerry Zucker, taking over following her husband's 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.[1][7]

As of May 2018, she is the 629th richest person in the world, and the 215th richest in the US, with an estimated wealth of US $3.7 billion.[8] She is the only billionaire living in South Carolina.[9] She has three children: Jonathan Zucker, Andrea Muzin and Jeffrey Zucker. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.[1]

Politics[edit]

A member of the Republican Party, she endorsed Mitt Romney in January 2012.[1]

Philanthropy[edit]

She is on the board 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 for the Zucker family, the first of The Citadel's five schools to be named for 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] She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Forbes profile: Anita Zucker". Forbes. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  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. ^ a b "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. ^ "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 2018-05-01.
  9. ^ "Forbes 400".
  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.