Master Entrepreneur – Alfred Mann, billionaire and philanthropist

The billionaire has no formal business training but has demonstrated a knack for capitalizing on investment opportunities. His secret: Identify an unmet need and come up with a technology to fill it. Alfred E. Mann, 85, is an aerospace and biomedical entrepreneur who founded 17 companies over six decades and became a billionaire philanthropist. Mann never dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur during his childhood in Portland, Ore. He was the middle of three children born to immigrant parents. His English father was a grocer and his Polish mother was a singer and pianist. Mann played cello, oboe and piano. (His favorite piano piece was the Rachmaninoff Prelude in C sharp minor.)

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Source: LA Times