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Currently, Gerald Schwartz is 79 years, 2 months and 4 days old. Gerald Schwartz will celebrate 80rd birthday on a Wednesday 24th of November 2021. Below we countdown to Gerald Schwartz upcoming birthday.
|Popular As||Gerald Schwartz|
|Occupation||Finance and Investments|
|Age||79 years old|
|Born||November 24, 1941 (Toronto, Canada, Canada)|
|Town/City||Toronto, Canada, Canada|
Gerald Schwartz’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.
Gerald Schwartz was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
In the 1970s, Schwartz worked at Bear Stearns. In 1976, his mentor Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. left, followed by Henry Kravis and George Roberts. The trio later founded Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Schwartz left Bear Stearns shortly afterward and returned to Canada. Along with Izzy Asper, Schwartz co-founded CanWest Global Communications in 1977.
In 1982, Schwartz married Heather Reisman, Chief Executive of Indigo Books and Music. Schwartz has two children from his first marriage and two stepchildren from his marriage to Heather Reisman. The couple are members of the Reform synagogue, Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. Schwartz and Reisman own the most expensive house in Toronto, valued at $28 million.
In 1983, Schwartz founded Onex Corporation. Serving as its CEO and majority shareholder, Schwartz grew the company into one of the largest in Canada.
Schwartz has been a Director of Scotiabank since 1999. In 2015, Schwartz's net worth was estimated at $1.78 billion, making him the 26th wealthiest person in Canada. As of 2015, he was the highest paid CEO in Canada.
In 2005, he and Reisman started a scholarship program for IDF lone Soldiers called the Heseg Foundation. In 2006, he made a donation to University of Waterloo for an exchange program between University of Waterloo and the University of Haifa.
In 2013, Schwartz and Reisman donated $15 million to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.