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Issue #216
Summer 2008


Cover Story

Eli Broad: American Dream

By Matthew Simmons

The multi-billion-dollar home construction company started from scratch; partnerships with Bill Gates and Former President Clinton; a world renowned contemporary art collection with over 2,000 pieces; and the unrelenting mission to cure cancer - this is the unbelievable existence of Eli Broad.


Joe Kanfer: Renewing the Power of the Collective

By Mike Ross

Ian Schrager: In Signature Style

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Leonard Asper: A Man in Full

By Vanessa Valkin

Dr. Richard J. Golinko: The Good Doctor

By Julie Jacobs

David Harris: Shaping the World

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Bill Rhodes: Ahead of the Curve

By Noreen Rubin

Stacey Cohen: Her Secret Recipe for Success

By Debbie Cohen

Urs Felber: Fortuitous

By Deena Sherman

Louise Sunshine: Queen of Luxury

By Julie Jacobs

Tal Ronen: The Face of Change

By N.C. Maisak

Joel Tauber: Forward Thinking

By Noreen Rubin

Larry Simon: A History of Serving

By N.C. Maisak

Marisa Gobury: She's Got Game

By Robert K. Epstein

Irena Leshinsky: Raising Funds For Rehabilitation

By Karin Kloosterman


  • Google lists long-term philanthropy goals
  • Hedge funders hoop it up for charity
  • American idol gives back
  • Hedge fund guru honored
  • Bank lends support to $100 million Dell Children's Institute
  • Diabetes Research bolstered by $28 million donation
  • "Quiet" Philanthropy donates $50 million in California
  • Cake, music and a special guest


  • MMACI's Annual Benefit Gala
  • Cuba Libre: One Night in Havana
  • Spirit of Achievement Awards
  • Hottest Pink Party Ever
  • Pope's Visit
  • AFTHMC Gathering
  • State of Israel Bonds
  • ATS Presidential Forum
  • ADDF Dinner
  • JFN Conference
  • Children at Heart Gala
  • UJA'S REX Luncheon
  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • Global Leadership Dinner

The Index

Global Philanthropy Register 2008

Lifestyles Magazine's 2008 Global Philanthopy Register demonstrates that the world's wealthiest individuals are still giving away large sums of money—despite the recent market downturn. The even-better news is that 66 new individuals have been added to our list of 412. These remarkable people have gained this level of success as ultra-shrewd investors and money managers, through untapped opportunities in markets like Russia and Eastern Europe and of course, through the ever-evoling world of technology and the Internet.