Ronald Burkle

Born Nov 12, 1952

Ronald Wayne Burkle is an American business magnate.

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1952 Birth Ron Burkle was born on November 12, 1952, the elder of two sons, to Betty and Joseph Burkle in Pomona, California. … Read More


1986 33 Years Old In 1986, Burkle founded Yucaipa Companies, a private equity firm which invests in retail, manufacturing, and distribution. … Read More


2002 49 Years Old During Bill Clinton’s presidency, Burkle was a key fundraiser and they became close friends. In 2002, Burkle hired Clinton as a senior advisor on two Yucaipa domestic investment funds. … Read More


2009 56 Years Old In 2009 Bill Clinton ended his relationship with Yucaipa due to potential conflicts of interest. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2011, he hosted a fundraiser to support efforts to overturn Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. … Read More


2013 60 Years Old In December 2013, Burkle purchased an Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games for $1.4 million and owns William Faulkner's Nobel Prize for Literature. … Read More
2014 61 Years Old …  He was ranked #633 on Forbes' list of “The Richest People On The Planet 2014.” … Read More
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