Bronfman jr., Edgar

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Portrait of Edgar Bronfman jr. (click to view image source)
Edgar Bronfman jr.
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Name
Bronfman jr., Edgar Gender: M
Edgar Miles Bronfman
born on 16 May 1955 at 18:17 (= 6:17 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°16' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°48'



Biography

American businessman, second of five children of Ann (Loeb) and Edgar Miles Bronfman. He was indicated by his grandfather in 1971 as being suitable as the heir to the Seagram Company.

From his early days, Bronfman's interest in the arts was apparent. He was particularly active in school theatre, an interest his parents supported by donating to construct The Ann and Edgar Bronfman Theatre during a 1967 expansion at The Collegiate School, the prestigious private school in Manhattan which Edgar Jr. attended. Edgar Jr. and his classmates created a documentary film of the school that spawned the Collegiate Film Festival, an event that gained positive press in The Los Angeles Times and The Village Voice.

In the summer before his junior year in high school, Bronfman went to London to work on a feature film, arranged partly through his father's connections at MGM.

He served as CEO of Warner Music Group 2004 to 2011 and as Chairman from 2011 to 2012. In May, 2011, the sale of WMG was announced; Bronfman would continue as CEO in the transaction. In August 2011, he became Chairman of the company as Stephen Cooper became CEO. Bronfman previously served as CEO of Seagram and vice-chairman of Vivendi Universal. He is the son of Edgar Miles Bronfman and the grandson of Samuel Bronfman, patriarch of one of the wealthiest and most influential Jewish families in Canada.

The Bronfman family gained its fortunes through the Seagram Company, an alcohol distilling company, but Edgar Jr. ("Efer" to friends) has gained his reputation by expanding and later divesting ownership of the Seagram Company, as well as for pursuing more creative activities as a Broadway and film producer and songwriter.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield points to the autobiography
biography quote
of Bronfmans's father, Edgar Bronfman Sr, who reports that his son was born at 6.17. From the dinner reference before the quote shown in the image, it is clear that he talks about 6.17 pm.

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO of Warner Music 2004 - 2011)

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