Wolfson, Isaac

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Name
Wolfson, Isaac Gender: M
born on 1 October 1897 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°26' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°01 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 03°47'



Isaac Wolfson

Biography

Scottish entrepreneur who gradually gained control of Great Universal Stores, becoming the Chairman in 1946. He was named the company's honorary life president in 1987. The company co-operated over 25,000 mail-order and retail establishments in the United Kingdom and overseas.

As a young man, he worked with his father, Solomon, making furniture. With his business success, Wolfson built a huge fortune, bought property and become a big philanthropist in England and Israel. In 1962, Queen Elizabeth II made him a baronet. His son, Leonard Gordon, became a retail executive.

Sir Wolfson died on 6/20/1991, Rehovot, Israel.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

AJ Autumn/1967 quotes B.C. They added that the Jewish Year Book Old Style date is September 17, 1897, the date that is given in his obituary.

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (In England and Israel)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel (Business trips)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Jewish)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Banking conglomerate)
  • Vocation : Business : Economist
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Chairman of Great Universal Stores)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Factory work (Furniture maker)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Made a Baronet by QE II)