Charles S. Cohen

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Charles S. Cohen
Charles S. Cohen at MIFF.jpg
Born (1952-02-08) February 8, 1952 (age 66)
ResidenceManhattan, New York
EducationB.A. Tufts University
J.D. Brooklyn Law School
Occupationreal estate developer
film producer
Known forPresident and CEO of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation
Net worthUS$6.65 billion (04 October 2016)[1]
Spouse(s)Clo Jacobs
Parent(s)Gloria Cohen
Sherman Cohen

Charles S. Cohen (born February 8, 1952)[2] is an American real estate developer and film producer.

Early life and education[edit]

Cohen was raised in a Jewish family[3] in Harrison, New York,[2] the son of Gloria and Sherman Cohen.[4] His father was founder of Cohen Brothers Realty & Construction Corporation[4] which he founded with his two brothers in the 1950s. At the age of 16, he made his first short film winning an honorable mention at the Kodak Teenage Movie Awards competition.[3] Cohen attended New York University for a year and a half before transferring to Tufts where he majored in English.[3] In 1974, Cohen graduated from Tufts University and in 1977, he graduated from Brooklyn Law School.[5]

From 1991 to 1993 he was a chairman at the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Cohen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Lighthouse International Theater, the Public Theater, Real Estate Board of New York, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Cohen has been married twice.[2] He is divorced from his first wife; they have two children, a daughter who teaches kindergarten and a son who works in real-estate finance.[3] In 2004, he married his second wife, Clodagh "Clo" Margaret Jacobs,[4] a former marketing and publicity executive for fashion designer Jimmy Choo,[3] in a Jewish ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan;[4] they have two children.[3] The couple divides their time between homes in Manhattan and in suburban Connecticut.[2]


  1. ^ "Charles S. Cohen". Forbes. 4 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d The Real Deal: "Charles Cohen" By Candace Taylor] retrieved February 8, 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f Jewish Journal: "New York real estate magnate Charles Cohen builds a movie studio" by Danielle Berrin February 20, 2015
  4. ^ a b c d New York Times: "Clo Jacobs, Charles Cohen October 31, 2004
  5. ^ a b "The Film-Makers'/ New American Cinema Group Honors Charles S. Cohen". Retrieved September 28, 2013.