Wolfson, Isaac

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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


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


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.


  • 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)