Susan Alfond

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Susan Alfond
Susan Gail Alfond

1946 (age 73–74)
OccupationInvestor, philanthropist
Net worthIncrease $1.1 Billion USD (April 2016)[1]
RelativesBill Alfond (brother), Peter Alfond (brother), Ted Alfond (brother)

Susan Gail Alfond (born 1946) is an American investor, philanthropist, and billionaire.


Alfond was born to a Jewish family, the daughter of Dorothy (née Levine) and Harold Alfond.[2][3][4] Her father founded the Dexter Shoe Company in 1958 and sold it to Warren Buffett in 1993 for $433 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock.[2] Forbes lists her as the richest person in Maine.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Alfond has three children, Emily Pearl, Daniel Pearl, and David Pearl.[6][1] She lives in Scarborough, Maine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Susan Alfond April 2016
  2. ^ a b New York Times; "Harold Alfond, Donor and Shoe Factory Owner, Dies at 93" By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA November 17, 2007
  3. ^ Colby College Digital Commons: "Bibby Levine Alfond Scrapbook" January 1, 2011
  4. ^ Silbiger, Steve The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People p. 89
  5. ^ "These are the richest billionaires in every state this year: report". Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  6. ^ Rollins College: "Harold Alfond (1914-2007) - Business Leader and Strong Supporter of the Rollins Sports Program