Norma Lerner

About Norma Lerner

Birth Year: 1935
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Residence: Cleveland, Ohio, US
Spouse(s): Al Lerner (m. 1995-2002, his death)
Children: Randy Lerner Nancy Lerner

Norma Lerner

Norma Lerner was born on 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Norma Lerner is the widow of Al Lerner (d. 2002), who made a fortune as founder of credit card giant MBNA. Al was born in Brooklyn, New York to Russian immigrants, and began his career selling furniture and investing his earnings in Cleveland-area real estate. He bought control of Equitable Bancorp in 1981, combined the company with Maryland National in 1989, and spun off MBNA in 1991. The Lerner family eventually merged MBNA with Bank of America in 2005 to create a $35 billion credit card and banking behemoth. The Lerners are the former owners of the Cleveland Browns and the English Premier League's Aston Villa.
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In 1955, she married Al Lerner. They were married for 47 years and had two children, Business executive Randy Lerner, and Nancy Lerner. The Lerners were members of Temple Tifereth-Israel in Cleveland. Lerner is widowed, and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.


From 2006 to 2011, she was a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and a member of its executive committee.

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