Marvin Davis Net Worth
Marvin Davis net worth: Marvin Davis was an American industrialist and philanthropist who had a net worth of $700 million. Marvin Davis was born in Newark, New Jersey in August 1925 and passed away in September 2004. He was the chairman of Davis Petroleum and owned many high profile companies including 20th Century Fox, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Pebble Beach Corporation, and the Aspen Skiing Company. Davis graduated from New York University and joined his father in the oil exploration business. He sold most of his oil holdings in 1981 for $600 million. He acquired 20th Century Fox in 1981 for $703 million. Davis was involved in family disputes which involved his daughter Patricia. He helped to find the Carousel of Hope ball which raised money for juvenile diabetes and has a research building named after him at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Davis was a big donor for the Democratic Party. Marvin was married to Barbara Levine and the couple had five children and many grandchildren. They purchased a 45,000 square foot house in Beverly Hills called The Knoll from Kenny Rogers. Marvin Davis passed away on September 25, 2004 at 79 years old.