Samuel Belzberg
Samuel Belzberg, OC OBC (born June 26, 1928) is a Canadian business man and philanthropist.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Belzberg was educated at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Belzberg has extensive international experience in real estate and finance with a distinguished track record. In 1962, City Savings and Trust received a Charter from the Alberta Government to set up a provincial trust company. This evolved into First City Financial, which Mr. Belzberg built into a $7 billion financial services organization with offices across North America and Europe. First City was involved in many large investment transactions including Bache Securities before it was sold to Prudential, Gulf Oil, Armstrong World (a large building supply company) and Scovill (a manufacturing company which included Yale Locks, Hamilton Beach, NuTone and many other brand-name products).
During the 1990s, Mr. Belzberg founded Balfour Holdings Ltd. (“Balfour”), a real estate company which, at its peak, operated over 26 projects spreading through the United States. Balfour’s mandate was to profit from the dislocations in value in the United States due to the Savings and Loan crisis. Balfour subdivided and serviced its purchased lands and sold the lots to National Builders. In 1997, Balfour was sold to Blackstone, a large U.S. private equity group and generated realized returns in excess of 20% per annum. During the 1990′s, Mr. Belzberg was an active acquirer of distressed property in Alberta where values had dramatically declined due to the softness in the oil industry. These properties were subsequently divested when the market recovered. In 1992, Mr. Belzberg started a private real estate and equity investments company, which is now called Gibralt Capital Corporation.
Mr. Belzberg serves on various Board of Directors and is involved with numerous charities. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1989 from the Governor General, and also in 1989 he received an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University. In 1992, he received the Governor General of Canada Award. In 2002, Mr. Belzberg was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada.
In 1977, with a donation of $500,000, he helped fund the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
He is the founder of both the Canadian and American Dystonia Medical Research Foundations.
In 1988 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2001. In 2009, he was made a member of the Order of British Columbia.
He is married to Frances Belzberg. They have four children: Marc, Lisa, Wendy, and Sherry. His daughter Wendy is married to Strauss Zelnick, the founder and president of Zelnickmedia. His daughter Lisa, was married to and has six children with Matthew Bronfman, son of Canadian billionaire Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

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Kurt Eichenwald, 2005
ABSORBING . . . A PAGE-TURNER . . . THE BOOK IS GREAT FUN TO READ . . . As a tale of ego and greed on Wall Street, Serpent on the Rock is up there with Barbarians at the Gate.—USA TodayA COMPELLING TALE, richly laced with details, that shows how trust can be quickly tapped for huge profits by unscrupulous advisers.—Chicago TribuneENGROSSING . . . A...
Big Deal: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Digital Age
Big Deal: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Digital Age
Bruce Wasserstein, 2009
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America: Who Really Pays the Taxes?
America: Who Really Pays the Taxes?
Donald L. Barlett, 1994
For readers who have ever had the sneaking suspicion that they're being shafted, the latest book from this Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team ( America: What Went Wrong? ) provides the facts, figures, names and anecdotes to prove it. Their goal is to show how all those abstract terms bandied about on the Sunday morning talk shows affect...
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