Julius Rosenwald

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Birthday
12, 1862
Birthplace
Springfield, IL
Death Date
Jan 6, 1932 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1862
Birthplace
Springfield, IL
Death Date
Jan 6, 1932 (69)

About

Part owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company who became a noted philanthropist with his own philosophy of giving.

Before Fame

He made a fortune selling clothes to Sears and pledged a substantial part of his personal wealth to helping the company survive hard economic times.

Trivia

He disliked perpetual foundations, and he gave out his wealth in lump sums often on the condition that they be matched by others.

Family Life

He was born in Springfield, Illinois. His parents were Samuel Rosenwald and Augusta Hammerslough Rosenwald, immigrants from Germany.

Associated With

He was inspired by Booker T. Washington to help advance African-American education in the U.S.