Walter Annenberg

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Birthday
13, 1908
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Oct 1, 2002 (94)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1908
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Oct 1, 2002 (94)

About

Media mogul who founded TV Guide and Seventeen magazine. He became a prominent philanthropist.

Before Fame

He and his father faced federal tax-evasion charges. He was saved from jail time by a plea bargain. Walter used the pages of his father's publications to rail against their enemies.

Trivia

He enjoyed a lavish lifestyle himself, but he still gave away millions of dollars to causes as varied as schools, an Israeli emergency fund, and the United Negro College Fund.

Family Life

His father Moses built up much of the media empire that Walter inherited and multiplied.

Associated With

He collected and donated many impressionist artworks and was especially fond of Vincent van Gogh.