Bill Alfond

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Bill Alfond
Born1949 (age 68–69)
ResidenceBelgrade, Maine
Occupationinvestor, philanthropist
Net worthUS$1.7 Billion (August 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Joan Loring
ChildrenJustin Alfond
Kenden Alfond
Reis Alfond
Parent(s)Dorothy Levine Alfond
Harold Alfond
FamilySusan Alfond (sister)
Peter Alfond (brother)
Ted Alfond (brother)

Bill Alfond (born 1949) is an American investor, philanthropist, and billionaire.


Bill Alfond was born to a Jewish family, the son of Dorothy (née Levine) and Harold Alfond.[2][3][4] His father founded the Dexter Shoe Company in 1958 and sold it in 1995 for $433 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock.[2] When his father died in 2007, he left his shares in Berkshire Hathaway to his four children, Ted, Susan, Bill, and Peter, who are now all billionaires.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Alfond is married to Joan Loring, who is also Jewish;[5] they have three children: Justin Alfond, Kenden Alfond, and Reis Alfond.[6][7] The couple lives in Belgrade, Maine.[1]