Ken Grossman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ken Grossman
Born (1954-11-11) 11 November 1954 (age 60)
Southern California, US
Residence Chico, California, US
Nationality American
Alma mater Butte College
Occupation Founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Net worth $1.0 billion (March 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Katie Grossman
Children 3

Ken Grossman (born 11 November 1954) is an American billionaire businessman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Early life[edit]

Ken Grossman was born in southern California on 11 November 1954.[2][3] He studied at Butte College.[4]


In 1978, Grossman founded Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California with Paul Camusi.[1] In 1998, he bought out Camusi.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Grossman and his wife Katie have three children and live in Chico, California. His son Brian and daughter Sierra will run the company when he retires.[5] His wife Katie is teetotal.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ken Grossman". Forbes. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Rivera, Ernesto (29 October 2014). "Q&A: Ken Grossman, owner, founder and president of Sierra Nevada". The Orion. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford University Press. 9 September 2011. pp. 409–. ISBN 978-0-19-991210-0. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ken Grossman - Founder/Owner, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Butte College". CCC. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Coffey, Brendan (20 January 2015). "Sierra Nevada Founder Grossman Becomes Billionaire on Pale Ales". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 March 2015.