Edward Lampert

Hedge Fund Manager
Born Jul 19, 1962

Edward S. "Eddie" Lampert is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) and founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments. Until May, 2007 he was a director of AutoNation, Inc. He previously served as a director of AutoZone, Inc. from July 1999 to October 2006.… Read More

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1962 Birth Lampert was born in 1962 to Dolores Lampert and Floyd M. Lampert. … Read More


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Lampert graduated from Yale University in 1984 (B.A., economics, summa cum laude), where he was a member of Skull and Bones and Phi Beta Kappa.
1988 25 Years Old In April 1988, Lampert left the bank to form ESL Investments, based in Greenwich, Connecticut (the name ESL derives from Lampert's initials). … Read More


2001 38 Years Old In 2001, he married Kinga Lampert and they have three children. … Read More


2003 40 Years Old In 2003, Lampert was kidnapped from the parking lot of his Greenwich office, but was able to convince his captors to let him go after two days of captivity.
2004 41 Years Old Lampert's earnings in 2004 were estimated to be $1.02 billion, making him the first Wall Street financial manager to exceed an income of $1 billion in a single year.
In 2006, Lampert was featured on the Time 100 list for most influential people in the world for being one of the "brightest minds on Wall Street" and leading a new class of activist hedge funds.
2012 49 Years Old In March 2012, Lampert was No. 367 on the Forbes world wealthiest people list with a net worth of $3.1 billion.


2013 50 Years Old In January 2013, it was announced that Lampert would take over as chief executive officer at Sears after Louis D'Ambrosio stepped down due to family health matters, which took effect in May 2013. … Read More
2015 52 Years Old By August, 2015, Lampert had fallen to No. 628 on the list, with a net worth of $2.4 billion.
2016 53 Years Old In July 2016 he held 28% of shares in Sears Holdings Corp worth of approximately $408 million.
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