Ron Burkle Net Worth
Ron Burkle net worth: Ron Burkle is an American businessman who has a net worth of $2.6 billion. Ronald Wayne Burkle was born in Pomona, California in November 1952. He started as a bag boy at his father's supermarket. After dropping out of college Ron started the private equity firm Yucaipa Companies and the Ronald W. Burkle Foundation. He has been chairman of the board for Alliance Entertainment, Dominick's, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, and Food4Less. Burkle currently serves on the board for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Yahoo!, and KB Home. He earned over $1 million for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and The Yucaipa Companies employ Bill Clinton. Burke also helped finance Al Gore's Current TV network. Burkle is co-owner of the National Hockey League team the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with Mario Lemieux. He has invested in technology startups and Three Lions Entertainment. He was the largest shareholder of Wild Oats Markets when Whole Foods Market bought them. Burkle has been involved with Safeway, Kmart, Pathmark, Sean John, Primedia, Barnes & Noble, American Apparel, Inc., and Relativity Media. He has been named the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Man of the year and has received the AFL-CIO Murray Green Meany Kirkland Community Service Award. He was formerly married to Janet Steeper and has three children. He owns Jesse Owens' Olympic gold medal, William Faulkner's Nobel Prize for literature, and the Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright.