Mortimer Zuckerman Bio | Wiki
Mortimer Zuckerman (Full name: Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman) is a Canadian-American billionaire media proprietor, investor, and magazine editor. He currently serves as the co-founder, executive chairman, and former CEO of Boston Properties. Boston Properties is one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the US. Also, Mortimer is the owner and publisher of U.S. News & World Report.
His main role is to serve as the editor-in-chief of the publisher. Formerly, he owned the New York Daily News, Fast Company, and The Atlantic. In an episode of The McLaughlin Group on November 28, 2014, Mortimer said he was a vegan and has been since 2008. His statement confirmed what had been published in Bloomberg Businessweek in November 2010, “The Rise of the Power Vegans.” July 31, 2015, marked his last appearance on The McLaughlin Group where he made a strong case for Texas governor Rick Perry’s presidential run during that episode.
A day later, Mortimer issued a statement that he would not be appearing at the East Hampton Artists-Writers softball game. This was the first time he would miss the game since 1993. The New York Post in the same month reported that Mortimer turned over the sale of the New York Daily News to his nephews and has commented minimally on its dissolution.
Mortimer Zuckerman Age
He was born on June 4, 1937, in Montreal, Canada. Mortimer is 85 years old.
Mortimer Zuckerman Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Mortimer stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (Approx 1.78 m).
Mortimer Zuckerman Family
He was born to his parents in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Esther and Abraham Zuckerman. Mortimer’s parents owned a tobacco and candy store. He comes from a Jewish family and his grandfather was an Orthodox rabbi. In 1977, Mortimer became a US citizen.
Mortimer Zuckerman Wife
He married Marla Prather in 1996. Marla is a curator of the National Gallery of Art who was born in 1956. The couple divorced in 2001.
Mortimer Zuckerman Daughter
He has two daughters. His second daughter named Renée Esther was born on December 19, 2008, to an unidentified mother. Renée Esther’s birth was announced in the “Gatecrasher” column of the Daily News on December 23, 2008. Mortimer owns houses in New York City, New York, East Hampton, and Aspen, Colorado. Also, he keeps a 166-foot Oceanco Yacht, the Lazy Z. for transportation. Mortimer previously owned a Falcon 900 corporate jet. However, he has recently purchased a Gulfstream G550.
Mortimer Zuckerman Education
He joined McGill University at the age of 16. Mortimer graduated from McGill in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later earned a BCL in 1961. However, he never took the bar exam. That same year, Mortimer joined the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA degree with a distinction of honor. He received an LLM degree from Harvard Law School in 1962
Mortimer Zuckerman Political Affiliation
Apart from his publishing and real-estate interests, Mortimer is also a frequent commentator on world affairs, both as an editorialist and also on television. He often appeared on MSNBC and The McLaughlin Group. Also, Mortimer writes columns for U.S. News & World Report as well as the New York Daily News. Mortimer has varied in his party affiliations over time since the late 1970s. He said in an interview held on July 12, 2010, that he had helped to write one of President Barack Obama’s political speeches.
However, long-time Obama speechwriters Jon Favreau and Ben Rhodes disputed that and they asserted that neither “has ever met nor spoken to Mort Zuckerman.” Later, Mortimer published a clarification of his remarks stating that his help had come in the form of private conversations with different political officials in which he had offered advice and also a perspective on different issues. He is a long-time supporter of the Democratic party and he cast his vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. However, Mortimer was critical of President Obama on several fronts.
After the downgrade of US treasury debt by Standard & Poor’s in 2011, Mortimer wrote in The Wall Street Journal stating: “I long for a triple-A president to run a triple-A country.” He initially supported Obama’s call for heavy infrastructure spending to revive the economy, but later, Mortimer criticized the composition of the plan and he said: “if you look at the make-up of the stimulus program, roughly half of it went to state and local municipalities, which is in effect to the municipal unions which are at the core of the Democratic party.”
Mortimer Zuckerman Political Affiliation | Obama
About Obama’s healthcare reform bill, Mortimer said “Eighty percent of the country wanted them to get costs under control, not to extend the coverage. They used all their political capital to extend the coverage. I always had the feeling the country looked at the bill and said, ‘Well, he may be doing it because he wants to be a transformational president, but I want to get my costs down!'” Although Mortimer has been known as a Democrat, he was speculated to run for the Senate as a Republican or an independent in 2010 in order to avoid an expensive primary.
Critics pointed out apparent inconsistencies in Mortimer’s publicly stated positions on key issues. Village Voice writer Wayne Barrett wrote: “If real estate titan Mort Zuckerman gets into the senate race against Kirsten Gillibrand, we’ll finally have a vigorous debate about the big-ticket issues troubling Americans. All we have to do is listen to Mort and we’ll get both sides of the key economic questions.” However, on March 2, 2010, Mortimer changed his mind and declined to run, citing family and work obligations.
Mortimer Zuckerman Boston Properties | Foundation
The publicly traded real estate investment trust called Boston Properties, Inc invests in office buildings in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as Washington, D.C. The company owned or had interests in 196 commercial real estate properties as of December 31, 2019, aggregating approximately 52.0 million net rentable square feet. Mortimer co-founded Boston Properties, Inc.
In 1970 alongside Edward H. Linde in Boston, Massachusetts. The company outbid Donald Trump in 1985 re-develop the New York Coliseum at Columbus Circle. However, Boston Properties did not proceed and sold the property. Currently, the property is the site of the Time Warner Center. The company completed its first development in New York City called 599 Lexington Avenue in 1986.
Mortimer Zuckerman Net Worth
Mortimer was ranked No. 688 on the Forbes 2016 list of the world’s billionaires with a net worth of US$2.5 billion. His net worth is estimated at US$3.0 billion as of January 2020.
How Old Is Mortimer Zuckerman
Mortimer is 85 years old. He was born on June 4, 1937, in Montreal, Canada.
Is Mortimer Zuckerman Married
Mortimer was married to Marla Prather. The couple tied the knot in 1996. Marla is a curator of the National Gallery of Art who was born in 1956. The couple later divorced in 2001.
Who Is Mortimer Zuckerman
Mortimer is a Canadian-American billionaire media proprietor, investor, and magazine editor. He co-founded Boston Properties and currently serves as its executive chairman and was its former CEO. Boston Properties is one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States of America. Apart from that, Mortimer is the owner and publisher of U.S. News & World Report. He mostly serves as the editor-in-chief of the publisher. Before that, he owned the New York Daily News, Fast Company, and The Atlantic.