Source of Wealth:Business and Compnay
Full Name:Doris Feigenbaum Fisher
Occupation:Co-Founder of The Gap
About Doris Feigenbaum Fisher
Doris Fisher is the co-founder of The Gap clothing stores along with her husband Donald Fisher and she has an estimated net worth of $2.4 billion as of June 2016 according to Forbes. She is the 142nd richest person in the “Forbes 400” list and was ranked 503rd in the list of World Billionaires.
Born Doris Feigenbaum, she started The Gap in 1969 as a San Francisco jeans and music store along with her late husband Don. From 1969 to 2003, she served as the Merchandiser of The Gap Inc. From 1969 to May 19, 2009, she served as the Director. Her two sons, Robert and William, both sit on the company’s board. His third on, John, owns a significant stake in the firm. He also manages Pisces Inc., the family’s investment group.
Fisher is fascinated with art and she has more than 1,100 works by 185 artists. Her collection focuses on the 1960's contemporary art which includes a number of works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close and Gerhard Richter. The artworks will be permanently displayed at an expansion project at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which will be completed in 2016.
The Gap co-founder is also a noted philanthropist and her focus is education. She is a co-founder and board member of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Foundation, an organization that supports the KIPP public charter schools. She has donated $120 million to the KIPP charter school network and Teach For American since 2000. She is also a Director at Stanford University.
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