Susan Alfond

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Susan Alfond
Susan Gail Alfond

1946 (age 75–76)
OccupationInvestor, philanthropist
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.[1][2][3] Her father founded the Dexter Shoe Company in 1958 and sold it to Warren Buffett in 1993 for $433 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock.[1] Forbes lists her as the richest person in Maine.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Alfond has three children, Emily Pearl, Daniel Pearl, and David Pearl.[5][6] She lives in Scarborough, Maine.[5]


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