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Eddie Lampert

AKA Edward S. Lampert

Born: 19-Jul-1962
Birthplace: Roslyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Billionaire, Chairman of Sears

While at Yale, worked as a research assistant for Nobel laureate James Tobin, 1981-84. After four years at Goldman Sachs, Lampert quit and spent some time in Texas, where Fort Worth investor Richard Rainwater provided some of the seed money for Lampert's ESL Investments. Net worth $3.5B in 2005 (Forbes).

Father: Floyd Lampert (attorney, d. 1976 heart attack, age 47)
Mother: Dolores Lampert
Sister: Tracey (younger)
Wife: Kinga (former corporate lawyer, b. 1973, m. 2001, three children)
Son: (b. 2002)

    University: BA Economics, Yale University (1984)

    ESL Investments Chairman & CEO (1988-)
    Rainwater, Inc.
    Goldman Sachs Risk arbitrage (1984-88)
    Member of the Board of Sears Roebuck Chairman (2005-)
    Member of the Board of K-Mart Chairman (2003-05)
    Member of the Board of AutoNation (2002-07)
    Member of the Board of AutoZone (1999-2006)
    Every Republican is Crucial PAC
    Forbes 2000
    Prosperity PAC
    Romney for President
    Skull and Bones Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society President of his class
    Kidnapped (10-Jan-2003 for two days)

Appears on the cover of:
Business Week, 22-Nov-2004, DETAILS: The Next Warren Buffett?

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