Nelson Peltz

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Birthday
24, 1942
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

New York entrepreneur who founded the Trian Fund Management company and also served on the boards of the Wendy's fast food company, the Legg Mason international investment firm, and the Ingersoll Rand industrial corporation.

Before Fame

He dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania's business school and became a truck driver for A. Peltz & Sons, his grandfather's grocery business.

Trivia

He invested in such companies as Heinz, PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, Kraft Foods, and Cadbury.

Family Life

He grew up in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York. With his third wife, model Claudia Heffner, he had eight children; his first two marriages produced a total of two children.

Associated With

He was a major donor in the second presidential campaign of George W. Bush.