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Bruce Ratner

Bruce RatnerAKA Bruce C. Ratner

Born: 23-Jan-1945
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York City developer

Appointed by Ed Koch to the position of Comissioner of Consumer Affairs for New York City in 1978, he became a real estate developer in 1982. He is now the owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team, his net worth now several hundred million dollars. Ratner is the developer charged with building the New York Times Tower (architect: Renzo Piano, designer of Pompidou Center). Construction of his Brooklyn Atlantic Yards, a large complex that includes a new home for the Nets and cultural/business center in Brooklyn (architect: Frank Gehry).

Wife: (div., two daughters)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1967)
    Law School: LLB, Columbia Law School (1970)

    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    International Rescue Committee Overseer
    Museum of Jewish Heritage Board Member
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012

Appears in articles:
Business Week, 19-Jul-2004, DETAILS: New York's Other Real Estate Mogul: Bruce Ratner, unlike high-profile rival Donald Trump, sees beyond Manhattan. Here's how he plans to revitalize Brooklyn (p.80, three pages.)


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