Isaac Perlmutter Net Worth: $3.1 Billion
Isaac Perlmutter is an American entrepreneur, who has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion (by Forbes - as of March 2014). He was the majority owner of Marvel Entertainment Inc. up until 2009 when he sold majority of his shares along with the rights to use its over 9,000 characters to Disney for a total of $4 billion. He however remained as the Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Entertainment Inc. Forbes Magazine ranks him as the 177th richest person in the United States and the 520th richest person in the world.
Perlmutter is also the co-founder of Odd Lot Trading, a company with interests in wholesaling and retailing closeout items. The company was later sold to Revco Discount Drug Stores in exchange of 12 per cent of Revco stock. Perlmutter and his business partner, Marden, sold their shares back to Revco for about $120 million.
In 1994, Perlmutter bought the controlling stake that was held by Victor Kiam at Remington Products. He eventually became the Vice President of the company. In 1996, he and Kiam made their products available for sale to Vestar Capital Partners. Together with his wife Laura, Perlmutter endowed a cell biology professorship at the Skriball Institute of Bimolecular Medicines in their names.