Table of



Issue #216
Summer 2008


Cover Story

Leonard Asper: A man in full

By Vanessa Valkin

For the CEO of Canada’s largest media company, Leonard Asper is—well—surprising. There is none of the big bravado, nor the PR-pitched sales-speak of many corporate executives, overly concerned with how it all comes across. There is just Leonard as his warm, charming, and straightforward self, and one cannot help but be taken in. Any fluttering doubts that this is a well-honed media technique are soon erased—this man is just too honest.


Eli Broad: American Dream

By Matthew Simmons

Joe Kanfer: Renewing the Power of the Collective

By Mike Ross

Galit Solomon

By Phyllis Feldman

David Harris: Shaping the World

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Matt Austin: Portrait of an Artist

By Michael Ettedgui

Ian Schrager: In Signature Style

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Jonathan Goldman: Through the Generations

By Daniel Horowitz

Marisa Gobuty: She's Got Game

By Robert K. Epstein

David Eisner and Avery Saltzman: A New Stage

By Victoria Scrozzo

Noah Blackstein: Managing Just Fine

By Sheila Dropkin

Andrea Giberovitch-Donsky and Randy Boyer: Savvy Shoppers

By Sherry Smither

Dr. Bernard Zinman: Balancing Act

By David Blumenfeld

Barbara Coven: Cinema Paradiso

By Carrie Brodi

Stacy Cohen: Her Secret Recipe for Success

By Debbie Cohen


  • Google lists long-term philanthropy goals
  • Cake, music and a special guest
  • Prime Minister headlines birthday bash
  • Bank lends support to $100 million Dell Children's Institute
  • American idol gives back
  • Hedge fund guru honored
  • The University of Western Ontario Honors Schulich
  • "Quiet" Philanthropy donates $50 million in California


  • Mt. Sinai Auxiliary's Anniversary Ball
  • aWEARness
  • MMACI's Annual Benefit Gala
  • Hoops 4 a Good Cause
  • Red Rose Ball
  • CAAS Launch Party
  • ICRF Women of Action
  • REENA Foundation Fundraiser
  • The Future of Philanthropy
  • Yeshiva University Gala

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.