Owen Glenn

Net Worth : $730 Million

Born on February 19, 1940, Sir Own George Glenn is a native of Calcutta, India. When he was just 12 years old, he moved with his family to Auckland, New Zealand where he began to attend the Balmoral Intermediate School. As an adult, he founded the company Vanguard Logistics Services. This company is currently the largest common carrier for the United States that is listed as neutral. It is considered one of the top five NVOCCs in the world. 

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In addition to his business dealings, Owen Glenn is recognized for his significant contributions to philanthropic causes. He gave $7.5 million in 2002  to the University of Auckland to improve the business program. In addition, he created a $500,000 scholarship fund six years later for doctoral students.  Internationally, he runs several charities through the Glenn Family Foundation.

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Glenn donated money to help the recovery effort following the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand. By 2008, he was granted the honor of being an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. His business success led to the Honorary Fellow of CPA award from CPA Australia's as well as a knighthood. Despite his charity and success, he has courted controversy with accusations of physical abuse by a former female employee.

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