My goal was to grow, and that wasn't always consistent with what everyone else in the company wanted to do.
Feld is the son of Adele and Irvin Feld. He graduated from the Boston University School of Management in 1970 with a management degree (Feld is currently a member of the BU Board of Trustees). According to a 2004 article in Forbes magazine, he was worth $775 million and lives in Potomac, Maryland. His mother committed suicide in 1958 so he and his sister Karen were raised by their aunt and uncle.
Disney Studio co-produced "Largely New York" with Feld that premiered on May 1, 1989 at St. James Theatre.
Clair George has testified in court that he worked as a consultant for Kenneth Feld and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. From 1990 to 1997, he was involved in a program of surveillance, which included wiretapping, directed against Janice Pottker, a Journalist who had written about the Feld family, and of various animal rights groups such as PETA and the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
In July 2006, he was inducted into the International Circus Hall of Fame.
In January, 2014 Forbes reported that Feld had become a Billionaire. The magazine estimated his stake in the company to be conservatively worth about $1.8 billion after running price-to-sales comparisons with comparable companies. Feld is the world’s second circus industry Billionaire after Cirque du Soleil’s Guy Laliberte, whose net worth Forbes also estimated to be $1.8 billion. In 2009, the Feld Family Foundation pledged $10 million to Boston University.