Thomas Golisano Net Worth
Tom Golisano net worth: Tom Golisano is an American businessman and philanthropist who has a net worth of $3.3 billion. Thomas Golisano acquired his net worth as the founder Paychex, the second-largest payroll processor in the United States. He was also co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and of the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. Born "Blase Thomas Golisano" on November 14, 1941 in Irondequoit, New York, he is also a founding member of the Independence Party of New York. In June 2014, it was confirmed that Golisano is engaged to retired professional tennis star Monica Seles. The 72 year old Golisano is 32 years older than the 40 year old Seles. Thomas Golisano is also the former co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team. He sold the Sabres and its assets to multi-billionaire Terrence Pegula in February 2011. Golisano made a bid for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers franchise in early 2012; but his group was eventually outbid. He is a founding member of the Independence Party of New York and ran on its ticket for governor of New York in 1994, 1998 and 2002. He spent a combined $93 million on the three campaigns. In 1985, Golisano founded the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, awarding grants to organizations dedicated to providing opportunities for those with disabilities and supporting their families/ Golisano has donated over 6% of his net worth ($1.3 billion) to charity. He has made major donations to fund health care and leading educational centers including $24 million to the Rochester Institute of Technology, $14 million to the University of Rochester, $10 million to Niagra University, and $5 million each to Nazareth College and Hartwick College. In 2014 it was revealed that Thomas Galisano was engaged to former tennis player Monica Seles. They have been dating since 2009.