Ron Burkle

Yucaipa Cos.

Chairman Years with firm: 30

Assets under management: $30 billion

Burkle has been controlling shareholder of numerous companies, such as Alliance Entertainment, Golden State Foods, Dominick’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, and Food4Less. He is co-chairman of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. He is a trustee of the Carter Center, National Urban League, and AIDS Project Los Angeles, and has been an active member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy and is current owner of Lloyd Wright’s famed Ennis House. A partial owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Burkle is a member of the board of Occidental Petroleum, KB Home, and Yahoo.

Industry specialization: Distribution, logistics, food, retail, consumer, and light industrial.

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