Amos Hostetter, Jr.

About Amos Hostetter, Jr.

Who is it?: Chair, Pilot House Associates
Birth Day: January 12, 1937
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, US
Alma mater: Amherst College (B.A., Economics, 1958) Harvard University (M.B.A., 1961)
Known for: MediaOne/Continental Cablevision
Spouse(s): Barbara Lynn Walsh
Children: 3 children
Parent(s): Amos Hostetter Sr.

Amos Hostetter, Jr.

Amos Hostetter, Jr. was born on January 12, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is Chair, Pilot House Associates. Amos Hostetter Jr. made a fortune in the 1990s as cable TV pioneer and now is most active in philanthropy. He set out with an MBA and $1,500 in the 1960s to invest in a cable TV company that eventually became Continental Cablevision. He sold it to US West for $11 billion in 1996. His family's Barr Foundation donates tens of millions of dollars each year to support the arts and education and fight climate change. Hostetter also runs Pilot House Ventures, an early-stage investment firm.
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Popular As Amos Hostetter, Jr.
Occupation Media
Age 83 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 12, 1937 (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
Birthday January 12
Town/City Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality United States

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Hostetter is the son of the late Amos Hostetter, a prominent trader at Commodities Corporation and Hayden Stone. He attended the Pingry School for his secondary education and graduated in the Class of 1954. After graduating from Amherst College in 1958 with a B.A. in Economics, he obtained a M.B.A from Harvard University in 1961.


In 1963, Hostetter and his college roommate and fraternity brother, H. Irving Grousbeck, founded Continental Cablevision in Fostoria, Ohio and Tiffin, Ohio. At the time of the company's sale in 1996 to US West, it was the largest privately owned cable company.


In 1982, Hostetter married Barbara Lynn Walsh. They have three children; Caroline, Elizabeth, and Tripp.


In 2003, Hostetter purchased the historic Second Harrison Gray Otis House on Mount Vernon Street in Boston for an estimated $12 million.

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