This article covers Richard Blum Biography, Net Worth, Death, Wife, Children, Daughter, Age, Height, Weight, Education, Siblings, Parents, and all facts.
- Full / Real Name: Richard Charles Blum
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: American
- Height: 5.57ft (1.7 m)
- Weight: 75 kg
- Age: 86 years (before death)
- Date of Birth: July 31, 1935
- Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
- Date of Death: February 27, 2022
- Place of Death: San Francisco, California, United States
- Cause of Death: Cancer
- Wife: Dianne Feinstein
- Children: Three
- Parents: Louise (Hirsch), Herbert Blum
- Siblings: N/A
- Education: Haas School of Business, University of Vienna, Lowell High School (San Francisco) (1953), University of California, Berkeley (1958), University of California, Berkeley (1959)
- Net Worth: $1 Billion
Richard Blum Biography
Richard Charles Blum was an American investor and husband of United States Senator Dianne Feinstein. He was the chairman and president of Blum Capital, an equity investment management firm.
Blum served on several boards of directors of companies, including CB Richard Ellis, where he was the chairman of the board until May 2009. From 2002 to his death, he was a regent at the University of California.
Blum Capital was founded in 1975 by Blum. Blum was previously chairman of CB Richard Ellis’ board of directors. He also served as director on three portfolio companies boards of directors: Fairmont Raffles Holdings International Ltd. and Current Media, L.L.C. and Myer Pty Ltd. in Australia. Blum co-founded Newbridge Capital in 1994.
Blum served as a member of the boards at multiple companies, including Northwest Airlines Corporation, Glenborough Realty Trust, Inc., Korea First Bank, URS Corporation, and National Education Corporation. Blum was also the founder and chairman of the American Himalayan Foundation. He was an Honorary Consul to Nepal and Mongolia. Blum was also a member of Berkeley’s advisory board for the Haas School of Business.
Blum joined the investment brokerage Sutro & Co. when he was 23 years old, becoming a partner before he turned 30. Blum was a partner at Sutro and managed a partnership that bought Barnum & Bailey Circus and Ringling Bros. for $8 million. Mattel purchased it four years later for $40,000,000. On the back of this deal Blum started in business for himself in 1975 by founding Blum Capital Partners. One of the first investments in Blum Capital Partners was a stake in URS Corp.
Blum was presented with the Berkeley Medal on April 25, 2009, by Robert Birgenau, Chancellor of UC Berkeley. He received it in front of the 14th Dalai Lama. His American Himalayan Foundation sponsored the talk. The Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley sponsored it.
Blum was appointed to the University of California Regents for a 12-year term by Governor Gray Davis on March 12, 2002.
Richard Blum Age, Date of Birth & Place of Birth
Blum was 86 years before death. He was born on July 31, 1935, in San Francisco, California, to a Jewish family.
Richard Blum Wife & Children
Blum supported George Moscone, the then mayor of San Francisco, in the 1970s. Blum supported Dianne Feinstein, the new mayor of San Francisco, after Moscone was assassinated. They married in 1980. Blum was the father of three daughters from his first marriage with Andrea Schwartz Blum.
Richard Blum Parents & Siblings
He was the son of Louise (Hirsch) and Herbert Blum, who sold robes and raincoats. However, information about his siblings are not available.
Richard Blum Height & Weight
How tall was Richard Blum? His height was 5.57ft (1.7 m) and weigh at 75 kg.
Richard Blum Education
He attended San Francisco public schools. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1958, and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley in 1959.
Richard Blum Net Worth
Before his death, Richard Blum net worth estimated at $1 billion.
Richard Blum Death
Blum died at his family’s home, San Francisco, California, United States, on February 27, 2022, at age 86, after a lengthy fight with cancer, according to the senator’s office.