Distilled: Distilled A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy

By | November 23, 2017
Distilled: Distilled A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy Author Charles Bronfman
ISBN-10 144345396X
ISBN-13 9781443453967
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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While much has been written about his father Sam a titan of industry there is no public record of Charles Bronfmans thoughts on his own life family career and his significant accomplishments in sport and philanthropy Distilleddoes just that chronicling key events in the life of the heir to one of Canadas great fortunes Born in 1931 to the fabulously wealthy Bronfmans Charles grew up in a 20 room mansion with many staff Via their control of the distilling giant Seagram the Bronfman family dominated the liquor business with brands such as Crown Royal V O and Chivas Regal By the 1980s Seagram was also the biggest shareholder of DuPont and by the 1990s the familys wealth was in the billions culminating in the 35 billion sale of Seagram to Frances Vivendi which turned into a financial and family disaster In Distilled Charles reflects on all of it his relationship with his parents his brother Edgar working in the family business landing Canadas first big league baseball franchise the Montreal Expos leading a philanthropic life by promoting Canadian identity through Heritage Minutes and supporting Israel through countless innovative initiatives including the globally respected Birthright Israel and to how the Bronfman family splintered over the sale of Seagram

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