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CEO Insights is a production of Pepperdine University that spotlights the life and contributions of prominent business leaders. In this episode, CEO Insights turns the lens on Eli Broad. As the child of immigrant parents, Eli Broad was instilled with the values of hard work, education, and the dream that anything was possible. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in accounting and becoming the youngest CPA in the state’s history.
Broad went on to create two Fortune 500 companies—KB Home and SunAmerica, Inc.—growing shareholder wealth by providing vital homebuilding and retirement savings services. With the financial success from the sale of SunAmerica, Broad and Edythe, his wife of 54 years, are now devoting their time, energy, and resources to philanthropy. Today, The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $2.1 billion. Their mission is to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts.
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