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Donald Sterling

AKA Donald Tokowitz

Born: 1933 [1]
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Owner, Los Angeles Clippers

Real estate magnate. Paid $12.5M for the Los Angeles Clippers in 1981.

For the good part of a week in April 2014, controversy stormed after a recording surfaced where Sterling demanded his half-black girlfriend not bring her black friends to Clippers games (though it was acceptable if she slept with them). On 29 April 2014, following a thorough investigation NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from the NBA, fined him the maximum amount of $2.5M, and initiated proceedings to force the sale of the team. Sterling admitted it was his voice on the recording.


[1] 1933 or 1934. No authoritative source presently exists for an exact date.

Father: Mickey Tokowitz
Mother: Susan
Wife: Rochelle Stein ("Shelly", m. 1957, separated, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Chris
Daughter: Joanna
Son: Scott (d. 1-Jan-2013 drug overdose)
Girlfriend: Vivian Stiviano ("V. Stiviano", fashion model)

    High School: Theodore Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, CA (1952)
    University:
BA, California State University Los Angeles (1956)
    Law School: JD, Southwestern Law School (1960)

    Changed Name to "Donald Tokowitz Sterling"

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Los Angeles Clippers Owner (1981-)


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