AKA William Jaird Levitt
Birthplace: New York City
Location of death: Manhasset, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of Levittown
Military service: US Navy (three years, Seabees, WWII)
Creator of the first mass-produced suburb, Levittown New York (17,000 units, priced below $8,000, black people need not apply) and later another Levittown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and a third in New Jersey. Sold business to ITT in 1968, $92M. He lost much of this fortune in later ventures.
Father: Abraham Levitt
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