December 19, 2000 |
Randolph Apperson Hearst, the last surviving son of the legendary newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and chairman of the family's media empire from 1973 to 1996, died Monday in a New York hospital. He was 85. Hearst also was editor and president of the San Francisco Examiner when his daughter Patricia was kidnapped by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. During the long ordeal, a visibly shaken Hearst regularly faced television cameras and pleaded for his daughter's return.
January 20, 1998 |
Subject to a will that threatens rebellious heirs with disinheritance, descendants of William Randolph Hearst are just now daring to break a long silence over the management of their legendary holdings. The impetus for speaking out is the controversy over a proposed commercial development on the 77,000-acre Hearst ranch at San Simeon. The rare public disagreements have brought into view an underlying division between at least some members of the famous family and its hired managers.
October 11, 1988 |
Here is Forbes magazine's 1988 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing estimated fortune in millions, residence, source of wealth and age. Duplicated numbers represent ties; boldfaced entries are used to designate Californians. 1) Sam Moore Walton, $6,700, Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores, 70. 2) John Werner Kluge, $3,200, Charlottesville, Va., Metromedia, 75. 3) Henry Ross Perot, $3,000 Dallas, Electronic Data Systems, 58.