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Ken Behring

Real Estate Developer + Former Owner of the Seattle Seahawks + Philanthropist
Born Jun 13, 1928

Kenneth Eugene Behring is a real-estate developer, former owner of the Seattle Seahawks football team, and philanthropist.

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1928 Birth Born on June 13, 1928.


1956 28 Years Old Ken Behring moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1956 and started the Behring Construction Company.


1962 34 Years Old He became a land developer, founding Tamarac Lakes, a new active-adult (which later became all-age) community in 1962. … Read More


1972 44 Years Old In 1972, Behring moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was involved in developing the country club at Blackhawk, California, and later, the Canyon Lakes Development in San Ramon, California.


1988 - 1991 2 More Events
1997 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, his last year on the list, he ranked #395, with an estimated net worth of $495 million. … Read More
1998 70 Years Old In 1998, Behring shot and killed an elephant in Mozambique, where the sport killing of elephants was banned in 1990. … Read More
He pledged another $80 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in 2000. … Read More
2005 77 Years Old He founded the WaterLeaders Foundation, a nonprofit working to support safe drinking water around the world, in 2005.
2009 81 Years Old In 2009, Behring made a $1.9 million donation to National History Day, intended to "improve the teaching and learning of history at middle and high schools throughout the country." A 1999 story in Seattle Weekly reported that "Behring settled several sex harassment claims in recent years." The most prominent of these cases was the 1996 allegation by former employee Patricia Parker that she had been sexually harassed over the course of two years, and assaulted at a New Year's Day event, while being "required to cover for Behring's sexual activities and liaisions in the executive offices with a number of women." … Read More
2010 82 Years Old In a 2010 interview, he reported having given away between $200 and $300 million, and his interest in issues of global health.
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