Lester Crown


Lester Crown

Age: 88

Occupation: Chairman, Henry Crown & Co.

The patriarch of the billionaire Crown family just terminated his family trust (amount undisclosed), giving the bulk to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago; doled out $10 million to the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program; and gave a large, unspecified sum to Brandeis University. He and his son James (No. 55) also poured cash into the website Reboot Illinois, run by Anne Dias Griffin, wife of Kenneth Griffin (No. 28).

Photo: Yvette Marie Dostatni/Chicago Tribune