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Bruce Meyer

Founding Chairman, Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation

THE LATEST: The Petersen Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a series of special events and exhibitions, including iconic race cars from Meyer’s own collection.

BACKGROUND: Real estate executive and car collector Meyer is founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation, which runs the museum. Meyer teamed with Hot Rod magazine publisher Robert Petersen and Petersen’s wife, Margie, to open the Miracle Mile museum in 1994. Meyer is a Beverly Hills real estate investor and president of Meyer Pacific. He is on the boards of the Henry Ford Museum; St. John’s Health Center Foundation; and CHP 11-99 Foundation, a nonprofit that provides assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and their families.

WORTH NOTING: In the 1970s, Meyer persuaded his family to expand its Gearys Beverly Hills store into a successful mail order business focusing on luxury gifts and housewares.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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